Microdiscectomy surgery worked like a dream for me!! I am 26 years old and started with back pain in April 2005, and was initially diagnosed with sciatica. This was 7 weeks before my wedding. Not ideal at all, I was in vast amounts of pain, particularly down my right leg.
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a relatively common cause of sciatica in young adults.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Most young adults with LDH can be managed properly with conservative treatment; however, a small number of patients do not respond effectively to conservative treatment and eventually require surgical treatment. There are 2 main surgical options: open lumbar microdiscectomy (OLM) and percutaneous .
Discectomy alone or discectomy with fusion have been 2 polarized options in the management of large lumbar disc herniations presenting with leg-dominant pain in young patients. The objective of the study was to evaluate the outcomes of discectomy in young patients with large central lumbar disc herniation (CLDH) presenting with predominant leg.
Microdiscectomy is one of the most common minimally invasive spine procedures. Also known as microdecompression, microdiscectomy is a type of decompression technique that takes pressure off your spinal cord or nerve roots to relieve your pain.
of discectomy in young patients suffering from CLDH with predominant leg pain. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was conducted in a single tertiary-care institution. All patients that were operated for CLDH between April 2007 and January 2017 were reviewed. The inclusion criteria for patients in this study were (1) young adults .