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Herniated Spinal Disc

Spinal discs play a crucial role in the lower back, serving as shock absorbers between the vertebrae, supporting the upper body, and allowing a wide range of movement in all directions.

If a disc herniates and leaks some of its inner material, though, the disc can quickly go from easing daily life to aggravating a nerve, triggering back pain and possibly pain and nerve symptoms down the leg.

Many terms may be used to describe issues with a spinal disc and disc pain, and all may be used differently and, at times, interchangeably.

Some commonly used terms include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Ruptured/torn disc
  • Bulging disc
  • Disc protrusion
  • Slipped disc

A herniated disc and degenerative disc disease typically occur in :

  • Cervical spine (neck)
  • Lumbar spine (lower back)- Most common and often combined with Sciatica.
  • Thoracic spine (mid-back)- Very rare
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Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy

A microdiscectomy (also called a microdecompression) is usually more effective for relieving leg pain (also known as radiculopathy, or sciatica) than lower back pain.

Lumbar microdiscectomy is arguably the most common minimally invasive spine surgery, and the patient outcomes are impressive (the success rate is approximately 95%). 

A minimally invasive lumbar discectomy involves removing a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or a portion of the intervertebral disc from under the nerve root to relieve nerve compression and provide space for the nerve to heal.

A minimally invasive lumbar discectomy utilizes surgical instruments specially designed for minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). These small instruments allow the surgeon to separate muscles and other soft tissues instead of cutting them. This means less postoperative pain after surgery. MISS procedures are typically safer, quicker, and get you back on your feet faster than traditional “open” spine surgery.

Benefits of MISS include:

  • Smaller incision
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of muscle and soft tissue damage
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Reduced pain medication use
  • Faster recovery
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Top Doctors In India For Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy

Dr Rajul Agarwal

27 years of experience , New Delhi, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. P K Sachedeva

22 years of experience , New Delhi, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Prashant Kr. chaudhary

8 years of experience , New Delhi, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Anil Kumar Kansal

23 years of experience , New Delhi, Delhi/NCR, India

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Frequently Asked Questions (Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy)

What is Lumbar microdiscectomy?  What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)?  Why Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)?  Is microdiscectomy safe?  What are the risks of a discectomy?  Is it possible to have a herniated disc and not have the symptoms?  How long does it take to recover from a microdiscectomy?  How long will I not be able to work after microdiscectomy?  Can I drive after Spinal Discectomy surgery?   When should I call my doctor?