Herniated Disc Surgery

What is Herniated Disc surgery?
Herniated disc surgery is performed for persistent pain, weakness or numbness. The pain or weakness must correspond to the nerve that is being pinched or compressed by the disc herniation and that is why a good history and examination is necessary to correlate these findings. Sometimes the disc can be herniated to the side opposite of your symptoms. This happens occasionally and I usually perform surgery on the side of the pain as long as the symptoms match the level of the disc herniation.