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Microdisc Replacement as a Lumbar Pain Treatment

Patients who are affected by degenerated discs may suffer from severe and chronic low back pain. Although some cases of degenerated discs respond to non-surgical alternatives such as medication chiropractic and physical therapy, some require surgery. At BASIC, Microdisc Replacement as a lumbar pain treatment is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to relieve nerve compression and low back pain while providing ample room for the nerves to move unimpeded through the spinal canal.

Lumbar Pain Treatments – Microdisc Replacement

Herniated or bulging discs are a common problem in the lumbar spine. Microdisc replacement surgery as a treatment for low back pain may be a final step for some patients not responding favorably to other lumbar pain treatments. This procedure allows the patient to retain maximum motion in the spine. During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision into the abdomen, remove the affected disc and replace it with a new one.

Is Microdisc Replacement the Right Lumbar Pain Treatment for You?

The expert spine team at BASIC remains at the helm of technology by offering chronic lumbar pain suffers the most comfortable, minimally invasive spine surgery options available.  Minimally invasive Microdisc replacement surgery can be done to treat lumbar pain and depending on the patient’s circumstances, may be performed on an outpatient basis in a state-of-the-art surgery center. Our board certified neurological and spine surgeons are fellowship trained in minimally invasive spine surgery, including Microdisc Replacement and are committed to getting our patients back to the most active lifestyle by using the least invasive treatments possible to relieve their low back pain.

Minimally Invasive Microdisc Replacement involves the use of technology that can reduce the area needed to perform the lumbar pain treatment procedure. Optimal candidates are adults who have not yet aged to the point where the bone supporting the discs is no longer stable.

During lumbar microdisc replacement surgery, the surgeon creates a minimally invasive 3/4 incision and performs the procedure through ultra-thin tubes called trocars. An endoscope (small camera) may be used to monitor the treatment on a screen in the procedure room.  Microdisc replacement surgery is a technique used to replace disintegrating or damaged discs in the lumbar spine with prosthetic or artificial discs that will function as healthy disc material in the space left behind by the damaged lumbar disc. The goal of this surgery is to return the patient to their normal range of motion and flexibility, without pain.

When surgical intervention is required, a minimally invasive Microdisc procedure as a lumbar pain treatment is the least invasive and most preferred with patients as it promotes the quickest lumbar pain recovery time. When compared to traditional open surgery, patients who undergo the minimally invasive Microdisc Replacement have a reduced chance of scaring and infection and in many cases do not require a hospital stay after this surgical procedure.  It is reported that over 20 million Americans have received a minimally invasive procedure using this process. Minimally invasive surgical procedures also include a 98% less chance of complications than traditional open spine surgery.

At a Glance: Microdisc Replacement as a Lumbar Pain Treatment

  • Microdisc Replacement at BASIC is performed as a minimally invasive surgical procedure for the treatment of chronic lumbar pain
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery typically includes a faster healing process and reduced risks and complications than traditional “open” spine surgery procedures
  • Surgical correction of lumbar conditions is usually the final step in treatment recommendations once all other options have failed to provide relief
  • Low back can be caused by a number of conditions, injuries and disease processes. Getting to the bottom of it with a spine health expert is important.

Health Tips For Lumbar Spine

  • Avoid smoking as it negatively affects spine health and can interfere with a positive surgical outcome
  • Practice good posture
  • Consider stretching exercises to help elongate and stretch the muscles in the lumbar spine
  • Try restorative yoga to help strengthen the spine and to gently ease low back pain

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