By the time you consider taking medical action, the back pain and neck pain you are experiencing may have impacted your daily life, activities, and overall well-being.
At Dignity Health Central Coast, we offer care, dignity, and respect for your healing. Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in back treatments and surgeries, such as discectomy, throughout the California Central Coast.
Find a Doctor today to learn more about discectomy surgery and whether you’re a candidate.
Do I Need Discectomy?
Dignity Health Central Coast’s award-winning team of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons perform discectomy surgery to relieve your pain and help you move freely again. If you have a degenerated, ruptured, or herniated disc that causes any of the following issues, this might be the right procedure for you:
- Performing daily tasks like walking is difficult
- Trouble controlling your bladder or bowels due to compressed or damaged nerves
- Leg or back pain that doesn’t improve with nonsurgical treatments such as rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications
What to Expect with Discectomy Surgery
During a discectomy, the surgeon removes part or all of your spinal disc, the soft tissue cushion between your spine’s vertebral bones.
Depending on your orthopedic condition, your procedure can use either open surgery or minimally invasive microdiscectomy. The minimally invasive technique comes with faster recovery, less pain, and a lower risk of complications.
Healing After a Discectomy at Dignity Health Central Coast
An important part of recovery involves physical therapy to help with the healing process and get you back to your normal activities.
Once you complete recovery, your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor can teach you personalized strategies to prevent future back pain and spine problems. These include strengthening your back muscles, good posture, maintaining a healthy body weight, and using proper lifting techniques.
Dignity Health uses the latest technology for high-quality back and spine surgery, including discectomy, in the Central Coast of California.