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Wondering if you should undergo a discectomy?
Back pain is always the symptom of another underlying cause, and at Alexander Bone & Spine Institute, our Miami spine surgeon works with you to uncover the root cause of your pain and develop a personalized and comprehensive plan that allows you to recover. If a herniated disc in your spine causes your spinal pain, you may be a candidate for a discectomy. A discectomy removes the portion of the herniated disc in the spinal column that is compressing or irritating nearby nerves and causing your back pain.
A discectomy is a minimally invasive spinal surgery that uses a tiny incision in the back and the use of a video camera allowing the surgeon to identify the problem. Our Cleveland clinic fellowship trained Spine Specialist has been working since 2011 to provide high quality care and treatment for those in the Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and South Florida areas experiencing spinal pain and needing relief.
How Alexander Bone & Spine Institute Can Help You
A herniated disc can be the result of any number of causes, including aging, accident trauma, and more. The soft material inside of the spinal disc leaks through a crack in the bone. This causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the neck, back, arms, and legs.
You should consider a discectomy if:
- You have tried pain medication and therapy for six weeks without results.
- The pain associated with the herniated disc is too much to bear.
- Nerve weakness has affected your ability to stand and walk.
- A fragment of the disc becomes lodged in your spinal column.
For herniated disc symptoms, a discectomy can be the best treatment to relieve the pain. In addition to a minimally invasive surgery, our specialists may recommend additional treatment plans to ensure that you do not suffer from a herniated disc again. This may include losing weight, exercising more, or the avoidance of activities.
Find out more by calling our Miami or Fort Lauderdale office now to make an appointment!