Lumbar disc herniations treatment and surgery options

Herniated Disc Surgery Lumbar Region

Surgical treatment for a herniated intervertebral disk of the lumbar spine is only considered when non-surgical treatment options have been tried and failed. Generally, non-surgical treatment options are tried for 6 months a year before considering surgery. Few individuals require surgery. More than 95% of patients find symptom relief through non-operative therapies and treatments such as exercise, chiropractic care, medications, physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections.

Surgical procedures are recommended for lower lumbar disc herniations when the nucleus polpulsus or gel-like material is pinching a spinal nerve root and you have one or more of the following symptoms: leg pain which limits your normal daily activities, weakness in your leg(s) or feet; numbness in your extremities; impaired bowel and/or bladder function.

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There are a range of different types of surgical treatments that can be used to address lumbar disc herniations and herniated disc symptoms. The primary objective of these types of procedures is to decompress the nerve root that is causing pain. This is accomplished by removing part of the herniation itself or enough of the nucleus of the disc to decompress the disc and relieve pressure on the nerve. The type, size and location of a lumbar herniated disc generally dictates the type of spine surgery procedure required. The most common surgical approaches range from more invasive spine surgery such as an open discectomy to minimally invasive techniques such as HydroDiscectomy.