A lumbar microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure in which a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve the neural impingement that is causing leg pain and provide more room for the nerve to heal. Only the portions of the disc material contributing to leg pain are removed, not the entire disc.

Spine Conditions Treated with Lumbar Microdiscectomy:

Patient Story: Microdiscectomy Video