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Discectomy (Microscopic, Endoscopic, Laser)

Discectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged portion of a herniated disc in your spine. A herniated disc can irritate or compress nearby nerves, which may cause sharp-shooting pain, numbness, or tingling. A herniated disc occurs when some of the softer material inside the disk pushes out through a crack in the tougher exterior.

Your doctor may recommend discectomy if:

  • You have trouble standing or walking because of nerve weakness
  • Conservative treatment, such as physical therapy or steroid injections, fails to improve your symptoms after six to 12 weeks
  • Pain radiating into your buttocks, legs, arms or chest becomes too much to manage

Our board-certified surgeons do their best to keep your disc intact, removing only the fragments that need to be removed to help relieve the pressure. But if the entire disc must be removed, our surgeons may refill the space with a piece of synthetic bone implant. The adjoining vertebrae are then fused together with metal hardware, thus making this discectomy a fusion treatment.

Fusions at Minivasive Pain

At Minivasive Pain, our mission is to treat the causes of your pain with the highest standards of care and quality. Our experienced team of orthopedic physicians will help determine the underlying cause of your pain, and devise a treatment plan that’s right for you so that you can get back to the joys of life in no time. Plus, we have several locations throughout the Greater Houston Area for your convenience. To schedule an appointment, please call (346) 800-6001 now. 

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