Discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for treating a herniated disc that does not respond to conservative measures. A healthy recovery from discectomy can improve your chances of experiencing a great outcome and reduce your risk for complications.
Here are discectomy recovery dos and don’ts and how to request an appointment with Neurosurgical Associates of Central Jersey to treat nerve compression syndrome or entrapment neuropathy.
A discectomy is a surgical procedure in which herniated disc materials are removed from the neck or spine. This surgery is minimally invasive and usually only performed when symptoms caused by a herniated disc do not respond to nonsurgical treatments, including bed rest, physical therapy, and medications. Conditions requiring discectomy treatment include nerve compression (pinched nerve) in the neck or back or spinal cord compression.
Your doctor or neurosurgeon may recommend a discectomy if you have a herniated disc and meet one or more criteria, including:
A healthy recovery from a discectomy may allow you to resume your usual activities within the shortest time possible following your procedure.
Discectomy recovery dos include:
Practicing rigorous activities and neglecting your doctor’s advice could prolong your recovery from discectomy and result in setbacks.
Discectomy recovery don’ts include:
Your neurosurgeon can talk to you more about the dos and don’ts of discectomy recovery based on your activity level and general health status.
Contact Neurosurgical Associates of Central Jersey at (732) 302-1720 to request an appointment if you are experiencing symptoms of nerve entrapment or compression neuropathy. We can review your medical history, perform an examination, and consult you on your available treatment options.