When medical treatment with analgesics, anti-inflammatories, antineuritic drugs, and muscle relaxants does not produce sufficient pain relief, and it persists over time or is very intense, surgical decompression of the nerve or spinal canal is usually required.
The most frequently used surgery for lumbar herniated disc nowadays are:
Undoubtedly, endoscopic treatment for the lumbar herniated disc is the least aggressive and with fewer intra- and postoperative complications. It has a rapid recovery and the patient usually leaves the hospital on the same day.
Extensive training and experience in the advanced endoscopy technique of the spine are required to achieve an excellent result, as well as in the different approaches to extracting the herniated disc.
In the microdiscectomy, a broader approach is performed than in the endoscopic treatment, approximately 3 centimeters. Greater aggressiveness is produced on the muscles and ligaments and, consequently, the postoperative period is more painful.
Open spine surgery is the least recommended option, as long as it is not necessary. It involves a larger opening and is the most aggressive technique of the three possibilities to recover the lumbar herniated disc.
Our traumatologists specializing in lumbar herniated disc surgery in Madrid will always first choice for minimally invasive lumbar hernia microsurgery for all our patients.