Herniated disc is one of popular spine problems, often leading to spinal stenosis (nerve pain caused by narrowing of one's spinal nerves by herniated disc)
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Herniated disc is one of popular spine problems, often leading to spinal stenosis (nerve pain caused by narrowing of one's spinal nerves by herniated disc) or pain in one of the patient’s limbs, known as sciatica. Such a pain is hard to withstand in the long run and doctors suggest a herniated disc treatment such as discectomy or, more and more often – microdiscectomy. During microdiscectomy, doctors attempt to curb the bulged part of herniated disc. This procedure, although sophisticated and focused on such a delicate area as human’s spine, is well-studied and practiced for many years. For this reason, more and more patients decide to undergo microdiscectomy abroad to not spend an excessive amount of money on private healthcare in their home countries.
All patients with herniated disc pain are candidates for microdiscectomy. However, a pain in lumbar spine or (sometimes) neck is not a sufficient indicator of herniated disc problem. It is necessary to undergo a series of tests, including MRI and doctor’s examination. Only then, the possibility of other spine problems can be excluded and the patient can prepare for microdiscectomy.
If you do have herniated disc pain and your doctor diagnosed a herniated disc, you are eligible for microdiscectomy procedure. However, if you have a herniated disc but do not experience pain, it is better to discuss non-surgical solutions with your specialist.
It is advised to stop smoking before microdiscectomy operation. Healthy diet and exercises are also an option, assuming that your herniated disc pain does not prevent you from them. Additionally, it is recommended to not eat for around six hours before your microdiscectomy.
Microdiscectomy is performed usually under full anaesthesia. Patient lies face down in order to expose the spine. Similarly to lumbar decompression treatment, the doctor performs a small incision to uncover spine muscles. The size of the incision is what differentiates traditional discectomy from microdiscectomy. Thanks to the use of a microscope or the other optical tools, in microdiscectomy an incision can be really small. Then, spine muscles are put aside and doctor attempts to reach the herniated disc. Sometimes in order to do so, the specialist needs to conduct laminotomy (a removal of small part of one’s vertebrae). Having reached the herniated disc in question, the doctor cuts its herniated part in order to relieve pain and restore normal functioning of spinal nerves. As the last step of microdiscectomy. muscles are restored to their previous place and incision is closed.
Patient may spend one night in hospital
Up to the patient
While many other surgeries require at least a few days of resting, microdiscectomy allows a patient to walk out of the hospital within hours after the herniated disc operation. More than that – microdiscectomy recovery time should be rather active one – patients are encouraged to continue their daily activities. Still, it does not mean that right after this lower back surgery you can behave like nothing happened. Microdiscectomy recovery time should be used to gradually resume your activities such as work and exercises in order to avoid complications and give your incision time to heal properly.
While microdiscectomy is a relatively safe lower back surgery, there are certain risks related to it. The most popular one is a so-called dural tear when cerebrospinal fluid starts to leak. However, one or two days of rest should solve this problem. Other, much rarer occurrences related to microdiscectomy include infection, internal or external bleeding, damage to patient’s nerves, thrombosis in patient’s leg or problems with bowels or bladder. However, these are extremely rare and can be dealt with by specialists who helped you with herniated disc.
There are no direct side effects of microdiscectomy procedure. However, it is possible that herniated disc pain will not pass, then a next lower back surgery will be needed. Yet another possibility is a future recurrence of herniated disc, necessitating another microdiscectomy.
Microdiscectomy success rate is thought to be rather high, around 85%, which is a really good sign remembering how fragile area is human’s spine.
If herniated disc had caused sciatica – pain in your limbs, it should pass right after a microdiscectomy. As for spinal stenosis and other problems causing pain in your lower back, the pain may pass gradually.