Microdiskectomy Performed for Patients in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ
A microdiskectomy, also referred to as microdiscectomy or microdecompression, is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed on patients with a herniated lumbar disk. During this surgery, a surgeon removes a portion of a herniated disk to relieve pressure on the spinal column. At Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute, we can perform this procedure at our state-of-the-art facilities in Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Who Benefits From Microdiskectomy?
A microdiskectomy is typically recommended for patients who are experiencing leg pain (also known as radiculopathy or sciatica) caused by disk herniation. Disks are round cushions that sit between the bones of your spine (vertebrae) and act as shock absorbers, allowing you to bend and move without your bones rubbing together. When a disk ruptures (herniates) and pushes out from between the vertebrae, it can press on nearby nerves, which send pain signals to the brain. The pain is interpreted to be coming from the legs.
Often, sciatica is relieved without surgery in a few weeks or months. However, if you have been experiencing the following symptoms for more than 12 weeks, you may benefit from a microdiskectomy:
- Pain that makes it difficult to move or engage in daily activities
- Numbness or weakness (from the disk pressing on nerves)
- Trouble standing or walking
Turn to AOSMI
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we have a team of board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons who can deftly perform microdiskectomy for those suffering from sciatica pain caused by a herniated lumbar disk. This procedure is generally considered ideal for removing the herniated portion of a disk, as it utilizes minimally invasive techniques and can be done with a relatively small incision and minimal tissue disruption.
If you would like to learn more about having a microdiskectomy performed, contact the professionals at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today. We would be happy to schedule an appointment at our facility in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ.