Discectomy is a common but major surgery with significant risks and possible complications. Consider getting a second opinion on all of your treatment options before having a discectomy.
It may take about 1 hour and the surgeon can help you by explaining the details of the procedure.
A person should start out walking slowly within a day or two with the help of a physiotherapist. After a month start walking for 30 minutes at least twice a day. However, a walking schedule will be guided by your doctor based on your recovery speed.
Do not lift heavy objects or sit for a long time. Also, do not do excessive stretching.
The success rate of lumbar discectomy is around 70% to 90%.
Depending on the level and scope of the intervention, it can cost between INR 25,000 and INR 1,05,000.
A patient will stay in the hospital for about 3 days.
Pain and fatigue are often severe during the first few days after a lumbar microdiscectomy.