Lumbar Microdiscectomy

The surgeons at ONE Brain and Spine Center take a conservative approach to spine treatment. Before considering surgery, the physicians and medical staff try physical therapy and other nonsurgical actions to relieve back and spine pain. If these options are not working as rapidly or as affectively as the patient wants, then a conversation about surgery is held. When patients consider and eventually undergo a Microdiscectomy, they are usually looking for the easiest, most minimally invasive, and best way to get rid of their pain.
ONE Brain and Spine Center physicians, Dr. Burak Ozgur offers this kind of surgery for patients who are seeking fast relief for their back pain. ONE Brain and Spine Center is conveniently located in Irvine, and offers the best brain and spine treatment to the residents of surrounding California areas.
Typically, candidates for any disc related surgery have problems with a herniated disc. This may include causing pain in the legs and damaging pressure on a nerve in the lower back. Patients who suffer from sciatica pain seek a microdiscectomy surgery. A lumbar microdiscectomy is a surgery to minimize irritation and damage to your healthy tissues in the nerve roots that lead down to the legs. The procedure is minimally invasive and has a shorter post-surgical recovery time. Many people like this surgery because they are able to return home after their procedure. There is also a shorter rehabilitation time. An open procedure would have to take into account the healing time of the scar. This minimally invasive surgery does not require any extra attention for that reason.
Because the patient is sent home almost immediately after surgery, there are essential things to do and watch out for. Caring for yourself is very important to avoid coming back for additional treatment. You should not lift anything over 5-10 pounds. This may be a good excuse to get out of housework because physicians typically recommend that you avoid vacuuming, sweeping/mopping, laundry, shoveling and racking. A patient should not be running or jogging immediately. Instead, simple walking exercises can be done at least every 1 ½ to 2 hours. The muscles in the back are going to be sore and weak for a couple of weeks. In order to get them back to good condition you should gradually increase the amount you walk each time. However, do not push yourself.
If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic back pain and physical therapy or other treatments are not helping, consider this safe, minimally invasive surgery. The physicians at ONE Brain and Spine Center are experts in their fields and will make sure to have you back to your normal routine in a fast manner. Call and find out more about microdiscectomy surgery.
ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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