Surgical Treatments for Lumbar Herniated Disc

When discs that are present in the spinal vertebrae starts to degenerate and break down, the inner core of these discs due to the degeneration can start to leak through the outer portion of these spinal disc which puts pressure on the spinal column. This condition of the spinal cord is medically known as Lumbar herniated disc disease or disc herniation. Herniated discs can cause the patient a lot of pain in the back as well as leg.

The cause of pain in disc herniation is because the most sensitive outer core spot is present directly under the spinal nerve root so when herniation occurs it puts direct pressure on the nerve that runs directly through the leg and that is why when there is pressure on any nerve in the lower spine it causes pain that trickles down to the legs as well as the buttocks. This radiating pain is also known as radiculopathy as well as sciatica.

Types of Surgeries for Lumbar Herniated Discs

Lumbar herniated discs are described in a lot of ways namely:Surgical Treatments for a Lumbar Herniated Disc

  • Bulging Discs
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Degenerated Disc

Symptoms of Lumbar Herniated Symptoms

The general symptoms for herniated discs are:

  • Leg pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Numbness and tingling sensation in the leg
  • Muscular weakness
  • Weakness in the leg
  • Loss of control on bladder or bowel control

Lumbar Herniated Disc Treatment and Recovery

Usually relief from herniated disc symptoms can easily be achieved with the help of conservative treatment options like physical therapy, massage therapy, exercise program, chiropractic manipulation, and medications as well epidural injections. Lumbar surgery is the last option that is considered as a treatment option. In fact, lumbar herniated disc surgery is only considered when conservative treatment options fail to provide any relief to the patient’s symptoms.