A herniated disc in the lower back is termed a herniated lumber disc because of where it’s located in the spine. When a disc herniates in the lower back, symptoms will mostly be felt in the low back, buttocks, legs, and feet. Although a herniated disc is not the only back condition that can place pressure on the sciatic nerve, when it happens the condition is referred to as sciatica.
No longer do you have to suffer with long and painful hospital stays that are needed for open back surgery. With today’s modern medicine there are much better options available for herniated disc treatment. Depending on how severe one’s condition is, minimally invasive procedures offered by our professional, award winning staff of doctors at Laser Spine Institute are a viable option for many people.
This sagital (Lateral) MRI image of the lumbar spine in an elderly person shows multilevel degenerative changes with severe spinal canal stenosis ( narrowing) at the L2-3 level.
The treatment performed to alleviate pain caused by a lumbar herniated disc is a Percutaneous endoscopic Discectomy. Our professional surgeons have performed hundreds of these procedures many hundreds of times, allowing people to regain control of their lives and start living again. Just read a few of the many testimonials written by previous patients to see how much impact we’ve had on their lives.
Like most people, you probably don’t enjoy being restricted and want to return to your active lifestyle as soon as possible. LSI has refined the process of treating a herniated disc and, incredibly enough, your freedom of life can be attained from start to finish within only 5 days. During this time patients undergo pre operative testing, surgery, post operative consultation, and physical therapy. Read more about our amazing 5 day process and how you too can reclaim your life.