Disc Surgery for Low Back Pain & Sciatic Pain

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If you are among those who suffer from chronic pain and restricted mobility due to a herniated or degenerated disc or sciatica-related issues, it’s time to consider a surgical alternative. The disc surgery performed at Waleed Clinix aims to relieve pain, loss of mobility, and tingling either due to sciatica or a degenerated or herniated disc. Waleed Clinix is providing 24/7 services and is one of the best orthopedic clinics in Lahore, Pakistan.

When To Perform A Disc Surgery?

The foremost and important considerations before going for the surgical protocol are your medical health and physical condition. Following are two disorders where we have to opt for disc surgery:

1. Degenerative Disc Disease:

The discs in between our vertebrae degenerate along with the aging process. These discs’ function is to provide cushioning and provides support and regulates motion to our vertebrae. The degeneration may lead to tingling and numbness in the arms, pain radiating down the extremities and may result in loss of function. Disc degeneration might be due to fluid loss, trauma or injury, arthritis, or loss of collagen and may lead to herniation.

2. Disc Herniation:

The result of disc degeneration is leakage of its contents into the surroundings. It will put pressure on nerves or the spinal cord and shows symptoms like., pain, numbness, and tingling in limbs.

3. Sciatica:

Sciatica pain is characterized by a radiating pain down in one or both extremities. The common cause of sciatica involves degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis due to degenerative arthritis.

Our experienced and competent team would prefer to treat with a non-surgical protocol before resorting to surgery. Although, there are certain cases that could be resolved with pain management involving anti-inflammatory medications. Surgery is the ultimate option if the pain shows no response to non-invasive protocol.

Surgical procedures for disc degeneration correction:

The two leading surgical procedures to replace disc degeneration, herniation, or sciatica:

Disc  removal and replacement (an artificial product to alters the original disc)

ACDF surgery(disc removal and replacement with a bone graft).

Prognosis of disc surgery:

Disc replacement will not sure improve your mobility but could restore it for sure. Degenerative discs relieve associated pressure on surrounding nerves, thus relieving pain, numbness, and tingling, and upgrading the quality of life.

Recovery process:

The recovery period may vary depending on your physical conditions and the severity of complications. You have to follow the doctor’s advice for proper wound healing without having risks of complications. A therapist will guide you to restore activity by performing daily activities.