Microdiscectomy


Although not common, leg pain or sciatica that does not respond to conservative management may require surgical intervention.

microdiscectomy 

Although not common, leg pain or sciatica that does not respond to conservative management may require surgical intervention.

Microdiscectomy allows your surgeon to remove small amount of disc material which is pushing against your nerve after a disc herniation. Excellent success has been reported with this procedure.

The images below show a white arrow pointing to the disc herniation on the MRI images; The red arrow shows the compression of the nerves in the back [may cause weakness, numbness or bowel and bladder problems]. The disc material is shown [left] when removed which looks like “crab meatâ€.

MRI image lumbar spine showing disc herniation

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