Am I a candidate for discectomy?
This surgery is recommended to patients who are experiencing chronic pain on their spine, along with muscle weakness and numbness. Surgery is recommended after non-surgical treatments have proven ineffective. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
How do I prepare for a discectomy?
You will be instructed to stop eating and drinking before the procedure, along with avoiding blood-thinning medications.
Do I need an open surgery or a microdiscectomy?
Microdiscectomy is the most commonly used method, as it allows for shorter recovery times, but some patients might require their entire disk to be removed, in these cases, open surgery is preferred.
How will recovery be like?
Your doctor will prescribe pain medication and will recommend physical therapy if it’s necessary. When you’re home, try to avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time and abstain from climbing stairs until you’re comfortable doing it, you will also be asked to sleep on your side to avoid placing pressure on your incision.