Personalized treatments for people with back pain and spine disorders
Published: Nov. 15, 2010
Updated: Mar. 21, 2011
A microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure in which a small portion of the vertebra or disc is removed to relieve pressure on a nerve.
Patients will be up and moving around within hours after the procedure. Most patients will have to spend just one night in the hospital.
Since patients are able to return home the day after surgery, light activities may be resumed within a few weeks after surgery. Make sure to talk with your physician regarding any specific limitations.