Minimally invasive lumbar microdecompression is a procedure used to treat patients with refractory low back and radicular pain. Unlike traditional open back surgery, minimally invasive lumbar microdecompression is performed laterally, or through the patient’s side, to allow for a much smaller incision and to avoid the disruption of any major muscles of the back. By working around these muscles and creating a working channel through which the damaged disc can be extracted and replaced, the surgeon is able to successfully alleviate your pain and discomfort without causing disruption to the surrounding muscles and tissues.
Your spine surgeon may recommend this advanced procedure if you are suffering from low back and radicular pain (pain radiating down into the legs) caused by degenerative disc disease.
Through appointments, consultations, and open dialogue reviewing any potential risk factors and medical history, including age and overall health, your spine surgeon will carefully examine and evaluate your individual needs and condition and work with you to determine whether minimally invasive lumbar microdecompression is right for you.
To schedule an appointment with one of our Spine Center surgeons or for more information on minimally invasive lumbar microdecompression, call (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or click on the Appointment Request button.