Microlumbar Disccectomy / Tubular Disccectomy

Herniated disc is mostly very painful, most people feels much better with simple, nonsurgical treatments in the form of rest, exercise and physiotherapy.

A herniated disc doesn’t always cause pain or discomfort, but if it pushes against the spinal nerve in the lower back, we will have pain in the back and radiating pain in the legs (sciatica). If a herniated disc occurs in our neck, we may have pain in your neck, shoulders, and arms. Besides pain, a herniated disc can lead to numbness, tingling, and weakness.

A herniated disc doesn’t always cause pain or discomfort, but if it pushes against the spinal nerve in the lower back, we will have pain in the back and radiating pain in the legs (sciatica). If a herniated disc occurs in our neck, we may have pain in your neck, shoulders, and arms. Besides pain, a herniated disc can lead to numbness, tingling, and weakness.

Initial line treatments are

  • Rest
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
  • Exercises or physical therapy
  • Selective nerve root block injection
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If these modalities doesn’t help and if the patients have persistent pain that is interfering with our quality of life, then surgery is the option.

Discectomy is the most common surgery used for herniated disc in the lumbar region, where the portion of the disc that is causing the pressure on your nerve root is removed. Nowadays we use a smaller incision and special instruments to achieve the same results called as microdiscectomy/ Tubular discectomy. Now we perform only microdiscectomy in all the acute disc prolapse patients.

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What is Acute disc prolapse/ Bulge – Back and neck

Acute disc prolapse/ Bulge – also called a “slipped” disc is common source of back or neck pain, this condition most often occurs in the lower back, as well as in the neck.

Herniated disc is mostly very painful, most people feels much better with simple, nonsurgical treatments in the form of rest, exercise and physiotherapy.

Cause – Disc herniation or rupture means the central nucleus pushes through the outer edge of the disc into the spinal canal. This puts pressure on the nerves. Spinal nerves are very sensitive to even slight amount of pressure, which will result in pain, numbness, or weakness in one or both legs. Risk Factors – conditions that can weaken the discs include:

  • Lifting of weights in improper position
  • Smoking
  • Obesity added stress on the discs (in the lower back)
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Repetitive strenuous activities such as long sitting hours/ extensive journey 

Symptoms: Lower Back – The most common symptom of a herniated disc is

  • Sciatica—a sharp, shooting pain that extends from the buttocks down to the back of one leg/ both legs.
  • Back pain
  • Weakness in the leg and/or foot
  • Tingling (“pins-and-needles” sensation) or numbness in the leg / foot
  • Loss of urine/ stools control (This is rare and may indicate a more serious problem called cauda equina syndrome. It requires immediate attention.)
    Symptoms: Neck – When pressure is placed on a nerve in the neck because of disc bulge, we will feel pain in the muscles between our neck and shoulder/ down to the arm/ forearm. Other symptoms include
  • Weakness in one arm.
  • Tingling (“pins-and-needles” sensation) or numbness in one arm/ forearm
  • Burning pain in the shoulders, neck, or arm
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Chennai Spine, Scoliosis & Disc Replacement Centre

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