Herniated disc surgery, or discectomy or disc removal, is a type of back or neck surgery. Spinal discs are located between each vertebra in your spine and act as cushions for protection.
Riverview Health has orthopedic spine surgeons that perform discectomy to relieve your pain and discomfort.
This surgery removes part of the intervertebral disc, and may be recommended if you:
Talk to our specialists to determine whether you’re a good candidate for herniated disc surgery, or if a minimally invasive surgery would be better for your condition.
Disc removal can be a minimally invasive procedure with a small surgical incision. The length of your hospital stay depends on the type of surgery, but typically is performed outpatient. Your condition should improve over the first few weeks, and a full recovery may take up to six weeks to several months.
After your disc removal surgery, you’ll have to take precautions to prevent future back or neck problems. Maintaining a healthy weight can relieve pressure on your spine, and you should avoid activities that stress your back and neck, such as gardening. Also, you should use correct body mechanics when lifting heavy items.
Find relief from back or neck pain, and talk to the orthopedic specialists at Riverview Health about disc removal surgery. Contact us today to request an appointment by calling 317.565.0505 or by completing an appointment request form.
Riverview Health offers treatment for herniated discs through discectomy for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN.