Lumbar disc herniation is a painful condition and is one of the most common causes of lower back pain and sciatica.
Herniated Disc Surgery
In many cases, herniated discs respond well to conservative measures, such as rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and steroid injections. However, it is possible for the condition to persist after trying non-invasive treatments. In some cases, the condition may worsen to the point where the patient is experiencing numbness, weakness, difficulty standing and walking, and a loss of bladder or bowel control. When this occurs, NJ spine surgeon Dr. Rovner will perform a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy to provide a long-term and often permanent resolution. During herniated disc surgery, Dr. Rovner will begin by creating a small incision in the lower back. Through that opening, he will move the muscle away from the bone, allowing access to the vertebrae surrounding the affected disc.
He will then remove a small portion of the vertebral bone to reach the disc itself. From there, he will remove all or a portion of the herniated disc that’s irritating the spinal nerve and causing your symptoms. If he needs to remove the entire disc, he will fuse the vertebrae together with metal hardware to stabilize your spine and complete the procedure. As Dr. Rovner is providing some of the bestherniated disc surgery NJ has to offer its patients. If you are suffering from this condition, look no further than Dr. Rovner for your spinal orthopaedic care.