What is Microdiscectomy and is it Right For You?

MI Spine SurgeryWhen it comes to neck or back surgery, you should never hesitate to learn more about the benefits of minimally invasive procedures.

For example, a minimally invasive microdiscectomy is one of the best ways to remove a herniated disc, all without causing too much pain and discomfort for the patient.

A disc rupture is a serious injury, however, most of these heal on their own. When this doesn’t happen, however, it’s important to learn more about your surgical options.

If you don’t consider surgery, you may come to find that the injury results in loss of mobility, extreme pain, and an impact on your bladder and/or bowel function.

The Benefits of Microdiscectomy

There are many benefits of microdiscectomy, starting with the fact that it uses a band aid size incision. In other words, the entry point is small, which often allows the procedure to be conducted on an outpatient basis.

Furthermore, and just as important, microdiscectomy offers the fastest and most effective healing times, allowing you to get back on your feet sooner rather than later.

Finally, there is an 85 to 95 percent success rate in regards to relieving all the pain caused by the ruptured disc. While it can take six to eight weeks to achieve full relief, at that point the patient typically doesn’t experience any ill effects.

If you have reason to believe a minimally invasive microdiscectomy is the answer to your problems, don’t hesitate to contact us. After your initial appointment, you’ll have a much better idea of what to do next and how to eliminate your pain once and for all.