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Surgical Treatment Options for Lumbar Herniated Discs

Shah Scrubs SmallIn this video, Dr. Nirav Shah explains the surgical options that may be required in the treatment of a lumbar herniated disc, From traditional to state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine techniques.


Most spinal problems do not result in surgery. Lumbar herniated discs come about as a result of degenerative changes in the spinal column.

When conservative management fails, the next step may be surgery. Each surgeon has his or her own criteria for recommending surgery, however it may be assumed that failure of conservative therapy, worsening of neurological function, and/or quality of life changes are all universal reasons to move forward with surgery.

These days, incisions can be made in a minimally invasive fashion with little or no scar formation. Furthermore, intraoperative magnification has improved surgical technique and efficacy. Very few peripheral nerve problems are considered emergencies, and therefore a careful evaluation in a stepwise, detailed fashion should be undertaken first.

Be assured that our physicians will spend as much time as you need to explain your problem and the different treatment options you may have.

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