A herniated disc is a medical condition affecting your spine. It can be caused by trauma, from lifting injuries or from degenerative disc disease.
The vertebrae or bones that form your spine are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine, keeping it flexible.… Read more
No one wants to have back surgery. But if your pain and limitations have reached the point where you find yourself considering this option, then have a conversation with your spinal medicine specialist at the Southeastern Spine Institute. The advantages of improving your quality of life may outweigh the risks and downtime associated with even minimally invasive back surgery.… Read more
The term “ruptured disc” is one of those medical phrases that’s often used interchangeably with other terms, such as herniated disc, bulging disc, pinched nerve, slipped disc or disc disease.… Read more
The YESS Selective Endoscopic Discectomy ™ technique is a minimally invasive spine surgery used to treat extruded, protruded, herniated or degenerative discs that are causing you back and leg pain. This endoscopic procedure is performed with a tiny surgical light and camera to allow the surgeon to see, so he can keep the incisions small.… Read more
A Percutaneous Laser Discoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to remove a herniated disc or bulging disc material that presses on a root nerve as it exits your spinal cord. You may be a candidate for this procedure if you have a herniated or bulging disc and the disc material has not ruptured into your spinal canal.… Read more
A Micro Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy is a surgical procedure used to relieve neck and radiating arm pain caused by a herniated or diseased disc. The surgery removes bone or disc herniation as needed to relieve a compressed root nerve.
Because this procedure is micro endoscopic, you can have it done as an outpatient procedure through same-day surgery.… Read more
A Micro Endoscopic Discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure designed to relieve pain caused by a herniated disc pressing on a nerve root. See the top-left illustration. You can have this procedure done at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) as a same day surgery.… Read more
Most often, this minimally invasive surgery — also called a lumbar microdiscectomy — is used to treat a herniated disc. The procedure is actually more effective for treating leg pain than lower back pain, because the root of the pain is in the lumbar area of your back.… Read more
A relatively new procedure, intradiscal electrothermal therapy (or IDET), is designed to treat persistent low back pain. It’s a minimally invasive surgery that uses electric heat delivered directly to problem areas of your spine.
Sometimes overgrown nerve fibers — from injury or illness — can cause chronic disc pain.… Read more