This minimally-invasive procedure relieves pressure on nerve roots caused by a herniated disc. It can eliminate the pain of sciatica.
In preparation for the procedure, you are anesthetized. The surgeon creates a small incision in the skin of your back. The muscles and tissues are pushed aside to allow access to your spine. The surgeon creates a small window in the lamina. This is a portion of vertebral bone that covers your spinal canal. The surgeon places instruments through this window.
The spinal nerves are gently moved aside, and the surgeon clears away the herniated portion of the vertebral disc. This relieves painful pressure on the nerves. The rest of the disc is left in place, where it will continue to cushion the vertebrae.
End of Procedure
When the procedure is complete, the instruments are removed and the incision is closed. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to help you recover.
At LA Health Solutions, we pride ourselves on our multi-disciplinary facility that offers a variety of comprehensive services including interventional pain management, physical therapy and chiropractic work. Many problems that we see in our patients can be treated with the right mix of non-surgical approaches, you do not have to have surgery first to see results. Call us today and schedule an appointment 844-496-LAHS (5247).