True Sorry, that's not right. Less than 1 to 2 out of 100 people who had surgery had an infection or some other wound problem.
The damaged disk is replaced with an artificial disk made from plastic and metal. Over the long term, surgery and non-surgical treatments work about the same to reduce pain and other symptoms.
If one of these things doesn't work, you can try something else or combine some of them.
Slowly increase your activity level and watch your incision for redness, swelling or discharge which may be signs of infection. The pain from my herniated disc is the worst pain I have ever felt. This requires that you surgeon dissect your lumbar muscles away from your bone to visualize your disc and to remove the herniation that is pinching on your nerves.
For most people, symptoms get better over time, with or without treatment. You should feel close to fully recovered after surgery by the fourth week. Your lumbar muscles remain intact during minimally invasive spine surgery, and only small portals are made in the tissue to introduce the surgical instruments. So you and your doctor will think about several things in deciding which treatment may be right for you.
While everyone heals at their own rate, the time frames are generally within a certain window of time. Be sure you follow these instructions carefully; eating or drinking before your surgery will be prohibited.
Below is an outline of the average mile markers for herniated disc recovery time. It's important to tell your doctor and nurses immediately if you have problems. These are done through one or more tiny incisions in your back.
Yes No. What can you expect from surgery and from the recovery period?
These may include:. You may need to stay in the hospital for a few days. When you arrive, your surgical team will take your vital signs and start and IV line.
Injury or weakness causes the inner portion of a spinal disc to herniate.