Micro Discectomies

During the micro discectomy procedure, a small part of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material under the nerve root is taken out. A microdiscectomy (also called a microdecompression) is usually more effective for relieving leg pain (also known as radiculopathy, or sciatica) than lower back pain. As general rule, microdiscectomy is considered a relatively reliable surgery for immediate, or nearly immediate, relief of sciatica from a lumbar herniated disc.