A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or part of an organ from its position. A herniated disc is a protrusion from one of the intervertebral discs. It can affect any part of the spine but the vast majority of cases are in the lower back.
The hernia may be asymptomatic or with acute back pain (low back pain). In some cases, the disc can compress the nerve root, which can cause paralysis and severe pain.
Surgery is performed in case of failure of medical treatment or in case of severe form.
The procedure lasts between 30 and 45 minutes under general anesthesia.
After the intervention, you can make simple movements without any effort.
Your surgeon will recommend rehabilitation 15 days after the operation. You can return to work after a month’s rest.