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Microdiscectomy

Microdiscectomy, also called Microdecompression spine surgery, is usually recommended to patients suffering from slipped or herniated disc of the spine. Discs are round, jelly like substances between the vertebrae of the spine. They provide cushioning to the spine and help in flexibility and movement. They keep the vertebrae from rubbing against each other. When, due to pressure or injury, one or more of the discs slips out of its location, it can pinch the nearby nerves and lead to pain and neurological complications. Microdiscectomy is recommended in these cases. It is a minimally invasive surgery that does not leave large scars. The surgeon makes a small incision over the herniated disc and removes the portion of the disc that presses against the spinal nerves. While the surgery provides immense relief, patients are also required to commit to a healthy lifestyle and follow recommended exercises.