Herniated discs and surgery

Herniated discs sometimes require surgery if all methods of nonsurgical treatment have been exhausted and the pain and symptoms are still severe.

If you have completed several months of conservative treatment and your pain has not gone away, your doctor may recommend spine surgery. As you research your options, ask your doctor about the herniated disc surgery and other types of minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute. Our procedures hold many advantages as an alternative to traditional open neck or back surgery.

Understanding herniated discs and the surgery available

Herniated discs create symptoms of pain and discomfort when the damaged disc presses against a nerve root in the spinal canal. The symptoms that follow are a result of this nerve compression. These symptoms can vary from chronic, local pain to numbness, weakness and tingling in the extremities.

For many patients, these symptoms can be managed with nonsurgical treatments. However, in some instances, the condition requires a more aggressive treatment plan, such as a herniated disc surgery.

At Laser Spine Institute, we offer minimally invasive herniate disc surgery — also called a discectomy — to treat the condition at its source. During this procedure, a small portion of the herniated disc is carefully removed to reduce the pressure on the pinched nerve. Because we perform each procedure with minimally invasive techniques, our patients can benefit from the following advantages:

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Lower risk of complication and infection than traditional open spine surgery
  • Patient recommendation score of 97 out of 100^

Learn more

To date, the minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain. It’s time for you to take the next step toward pain relief. Contact Laser Spine Institute and ask for a no-cost MRI review* to find out if you are a candidate for one of our minimally invasive procedures.