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Prolapsed (herniated) disc occurs when the outer fibers of the intervertebral disc are injured, and the soft material known as the nucleus pulposus, rupturesout of its enclosed space. The prolapsed or the ruptured disc material can enter the spinal canal, squeezing the spinal cord, but more frequently the spinal nerves.
In the following sections, know about
The types of Prolapsed Disc Surgery/Treatment
Cost of Prolapsed Disc Surgery/Treatment
Symptoms, Diagnosis and Medical tests needed for Prolapsed Disc Treatment
Leading Doctors and Hospitals for Prolapsed Disc Surgery
Frequently asked questions about Prolapsed Disc
Patient Testimonials For Spine Surgery Procedures in India
The prolapses disc most commonly occurs in the lumbar spine (lower back) and cervical spine (neck).
The location of the symptoms will depends upon which nerve(s) has been affected. The main symptoms of prolapsed disc are:
Diagnosis starts with patient’s history and a general examination. After which following test are advised:
Mostly 80 or 90% of disc prolapses settle by themselves and their symptoms almost disappear. Typically this process takes 6-8 weeks, but may take longer. Usually the symptoms can be managed through the use of
Surgery is recommended when,
Main aim of the surgery is to cut away the piece of the disc that bulges out to release the pressure on the spinal nerves. This is known as a discectomy and can be carried out in several ways.
It is a procedure performed to remove the part of the disc that is pressing the nerve. This is carried under general anesthesia.
It is known as a minimally invasive discectomy. In this procedure a smaller is made.
Following are the factors which will affect the treatment cost: