Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove herniated disc in lumbar or cervical region of the spine. Herniated disc compresses the nerves nearby and leads to either pain, weakess, irritation or numbness.
Cost of Microdiscectomy in Delhi NCR
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The vertebrae of the spine are separated by discs. These discs may dislocate or wear down. These discs then press on the spinal nerves causing pain, weakness or numbness. Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove herniated disc in lumbar or cervical region of the spine. Herniated disc is commonly called Slipped Disc or Disc Prolapse or Bulging Disc.
Microdiscectomy, commonly called Discectomy, is used as a last resort to cure radiating back or neck pain, after all the non surgical procedures fail.
The surgeon will recommend to
Stop any medications that suppress the immune system and cause thinning of the blood, 2 weeks before the surgery.
Fast for 8 to 12 hours prior to the surgery
Avoid smoking for better outcomes.
There will be some tingling sensation and numbness which will get better with time. Most of the patients will be relieved of the back pain. If there has been nerve damage, then back pain may persist.
Generally the patients are able to get back to normal routine in 2 to 6 weeks after the surgery. The doctor will recommend to avoid lifting, bending or stooping for 4 to 6 weeks.
Physiotherapy sessions may be suggested to improve strength and flexibility of muscles around spine.
Microdiscectomy may be a temporary cure as the procedure cannot reverse the process that caused of disc hernia. Doctors recommend weight loss and avoiding extensive physical activity to avoid herniated disc.
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