Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
At Central NJ Spine, we use only the best technology and the most up-to-date procedures to treat our patients, ensuring a quick recovery process while treating conditions effectively. One of our most popular treatments is minimally invasive lumbar discectomy. Minimally invasive lumbar discectomy, also known as microdiscectomy, is a treatment that is often suggested when other treatments have failed. During the procedure, the part of the damaged disc in a patient’s lower back that is irritating the nerve will be removed to provide almost immediate relief.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
There are many benefits to minimally invasive lumbar discectomy, including the fact that it requires minimal cutting or stripping away the muscles from the spine. When the procedure is performed, only one small incision will be made and specialized equipment will be used to access any affected areas. This relieves pain, numbness, or weakness that patients may be experiencing in their lower back, buttocks, legs, or hips due to a lumbar disc herniation.
Central NJ Spine is committed to only using high-quality, up-to-date equipment and procedures to treat our patients’ conditions as effectively as possible. Most of our procedures, such as a lumbar discectomy, are minimally invasive, so it’s normal for patients to be able to return home the same day. The typical recovery period ranges from one to four weeks, depending on the individual. During this period, the nerve that was damaged by the disc herniation will heal and gradually alleviate any pain.
Immediately after a surgery is performed, a doctor will discuss any post-surgery instructions and will answer any questions you may have. At this time, post-surgery consultations will also be scheduled.
Are you interested in learning more about Central NJ Spine’s minimally invasive lumbar discectomy? Schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today. Call our office at 201-371-6004.