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.
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. Discectomy is the surgery done to remove damanged portion of such herniated disc in lumbar or cervical region of the spine. Herniated disc is commonly called Slipped Disc or Disc Prolapse or Bulging Disc.
Discectomy is used as a last resort to cure radiating back or neck pain, after all the non surgical procedures fail.