Should I change anything about my lifestyle before intervertebral disc excision?
Some lifestyle changes are necessary before the intervention in order to enhance its outcome and avoid complications.
Intervertebral disc excision or discectomy is one of the most common spinal surgeries and is typically performed to treat herniated or ruptured discs of the spine.
The portion of the disc causing the pressure on your nerve root is removed, or the entire disc, in some cases. The procedure can be performed through a minimally invasive technique called microdiscectomy.
A herniated disc may be caused by:
Nonsurgical treatment options include:
When these methods prove ineffective, and you experience increasing pain affecting your quality of life, neurosurgery may be your best option.
Suggestions for a good preoperative preparation
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