Turn Away From Pain And Towards Back Pain Doctors For A Lumbar Vasectomy
Do you find you are disrupted by back pain during your daily activities? Have you tried physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication without seeing improvements? If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, weakness, or tingling in your lower back or leg – you may have a herniated disc. Visit our back pain doctor for an assessment and further steps to get you back to a pain free life. The minimally invasive procedure of a lumbar radiculopathy discectomy may be the answer to addressing your back pain. This surgery is performed to eliminate the herniated part of the lumbar disc providing prompt relief followed by a speedy recovery.
Studies suggest that almost everyone will encounter lower back pain or sciatica at some point in their life, which can impede their ability to complete work responsibilities or participate in recreational activities and sports. Potential causes of lower back pain include lumbar arthritis degenerative disc disease, muscular strain, and herniated or bulging discs. Lumbar discectomy is considered the preferred treatment for back pain or sciatica caused by a herniated or bulging disc.
The term “discectomy” means removal of the disc. This surgery can be performed on any part of the spine, such as the cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) regions. Various surgical tools and techniques can be used for the discectomy procedure. A minimally invasive or microendoscopic approach uses a small skin incision and a series of dilators to tunnel through the muscles, with special instruments to operate in a smaller space. The minimally invasive approach causes less disruption to the back muscles and is usually followed by a shorter recovery time.
While open surgery was the go-to method for treating back conditions, advanced medical techniques made it possible to address and treat several back conditions. While you may need surgery to treat your back problem you no longer need to stress about it involving cutting through muscles potentially causing further discomfort and complications afterwards. While minimally invasive surgery may offer benefits such as reduced pain and quicker recovery, not all medical facilities are equipped to perform this type of surgery. With experts at Pain Doctors NY and a proven track record, you can trust you are in safe hands.
What is A Lumbar Discectomy?
A lumbar discectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that usually lasts around one hour. You will receive a local anesthetic to ensure that you do not experience any discomfort during the procedure. A healthcare provider will monitor your vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate throughout the procedure. Your surgeon will create a small incision at the level of the affected disc on your back and use a special X-ray ensuring the correct placement. This is followed by a wire into the intervertebral space, then a slightly larger tube, and then a second tube. Your surgeon will then remove all but the largest tube and use small instruments including a camera and light through the tube to remove the herniated portion of the disc and perform the necessary repairs. Once the procedure is complete the tools and tube are removed and a small bandage is applied to close the incision.
What Happens After A Lumbar Discectomy?
Familiarizing yourself with lumbar discectomy surgery and the recovery process can help you prepare for the procedure. Enduring low back pain and sciatica can create difficulties in daily life, and preparing for lumbar discectomy surgery can cause some nervousness. By educating yourself on the typical lumbar discectomy recovery period after the procedure you can prepare your recovery strategy and put your mind at ease. Remember that everyone’s healing process is unique and that general guidelines provide a framework of what to expect.
The lumbar discectomy recovery timeline begins in the hospital and ends when you are fully healed and able to return to your normal active lifestyle. We take the time to answer any inquiries you have about your lumbar discectomy recovery time and make sure you feel confident with the treatment. After the surgery, you will wake up in the recovery area where your blood pressure, respiration and heart rate will be monitored. Pain management will also be provided. You can start with gentle movements such as sitting in a chair or walking. Most patients are discharged on the same day, while others may be released from the hospital within 1 to 2 days.
Pain Doctors specialize in providing personalized, state-of-the-art treatment for patients suffering from a variety of pain conditions. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate rapid progress towards rehabilitation, enabling patients to return to work, daily activities, and movement with minimal discomfort and a pain-free life. To learn more call 718-682-3686.