The most common treatment for back pain , leg pain and other related pain , Discectomy is a surgical procedure where a herniated portion of your spine is removed to help ease pain in your back and other parts aligned. This surgery can also help with neck pain and upper back pain too. However it is important t to note that this surgery is only done when other traditional and conservative methods such as physical therapy fails , that this surgery is reopened by your doctor
Why to get a discectomy ?
This surgery is performed to ease the pressure on a herniated disk as a portion is removed it is mostly opted for by people suffering from Neck pain, back pain and leg pain. Your doctor may recommend discectomy if You have trouble standing or walking because of nerve weakness Conservative treatment, such as physical therapy or steroid injections, fails to improve your symptoms after six to 12 weeks Pain radiating into your buttocks, legs, arms or chest becomes too much to manage.
As with any medical procedure a discectomy has its own set of risks however it is considered to be in the mid range. The risks of this surgery are but not limited to Infection, spinal fluid leakage, Bleeding, damage to the spine and Injury to blood vessels.
How to prepare for this surgery
It is common to have dietary restrictions the closer you get to surgery and if you might be on any blood thin medication you will most likely be given ways to adjust your dosage or other ways to make the surgery as safe as possible. During the surgery you will be under General anesthesia which means you will not feel a thing. After your surgery you will be moved to a recovery room where you will be monitored closely by a team of medical professional. The average recovery time for this surgery is anywhere from 1-6 weeks it varies widely from case to case so before making any plans make sure to consult with your doctor.
The Persian lotus team has partnered up with the Salamat Farda hospital of Tehran to create the best possible way to get this surgery done in Iran.
The average price for this surgery is said to be about 2500 USD.