Parent Category: Treatments
Category: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Lumbar microdiscectomy (LMD) is a procedure to remove material from a damaged disc that presses on the spinal nerves.

The disks of the spine are made of a soft material that cushions the vertebrae. Sometimes, these discs can be bulked or move out of place and make pressure on the spinal nerves. This condition is known as a herniated disc (it can also be called protrusion or disc protrusion or "pinched disc"). A herniated disc can cause severe pain in the legs. This pain is known as sciatica or radiculopathy.

The goal of surgery is to remove the abnormal material from the disc and eliminate the exerted pressure on the nerves. When the pressure disappears, the pain of the nerves almost always decreases. 

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Persistence of symptoms: The surgeon will do everything possible to obtain the best result. Even so, surgery may not relieve all of your symptoms.