Most often, it occurs in the cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine (lower back), typically causing “a pinched nerve.”
If you are experiencing pain or numbness in the neck, arm, lower back, or leg, you could be suffering from a herniated disc. Our expert pain management doctors use innovative procedures to accurately diagnose your pain and safe, non-surgical procedures to alleviate the excruciating pain causing your herniated disc.
What the doctor will do during your surgery is that he or she will remove the herniation by cutting away the part of the nucleus pulposis that pushes against the nerve.
The surgical procedure will be done under general anesthesia.
Now the surgeon will make a small incision at the place of your herniated disc usually a few inches big.
After that, he will pull away the muscles to clear the way towards your vertebral column.
When this is done the surgeon will remove the herniation from your disc. Sometimes he will even replace the disc completely.
Finally, The incision will be stitched and the surgery is done. All together is usually will take about 45 minutes.
Depending on the operation you may leave the hospital the same day or after a few days.