Discectomy is a surgical procedure involving the removal of herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or spinal cord.
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Disc Herniation
In most cases, if a patient’s low back and/or leg pain is going to resolve after a lumbar herniated disc it will do so within about six weeks. While waiting to see if the disc will heal on its own, several conservative treatment options can help reduce the back pain, leg pain and discomfort caused by the herniated disc.
If symptoms persist for more than 6 weeks, lumbar microdiscectomy is an option.
Success rate is around 95%. 5% may develop recurrent disc herniation.
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