Treatment Options for Lumbar Bulging Disc
A percutaneous hydrodiscectomy may be done if your medical history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests (such as MRI, CT scan, or myelogram) show that your herniation is contained - the nucleus pulposus or gel-like material has not broken through the annulus fibrosus, the tough tire-like ring of the disc.
This minimally invasive procedure offers a treatment option for contained herniated discs. Several studies have shown that the traditional microdiscectomy procedure plays a limited role in the management of these painful, contained disc herniations where conservative measures fail to relieve bulging disc symptoms. Furthermore, open surgical microdiscectomy requires a larger incision, bone removal and nerve root retraction which can lead to complications related to nerve root manipulation.
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