Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy is different from open lumbar disc surgery because there is no large skin incision or damage to the back muscles. Most of the complications that may occur with open surgery are eliminated with the Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy procedure.
This procedure is specifically designed for patients with the disc problems accompanied by the following:
- Pain that has not responded to conservative treatments, such as- bed rest, analgesics, chiropractic, physical therapy and/or muscle relaxants
- Low back pain and severe leg pain, sciatica.
- Multiple disc protrusions may be treated at the same surgery.
Herniated lumbar discs
Herniated lumbar discs (prolapsed, protruded, ruptured and extruded) confirmed by radiologic studies may include one or more of the following:
- Cat Scanning
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Enhanced CAT scan