A micro diskectomy or decompression surgery removes all or
part of the cushion (disc) that helps protect the spinal column.
It is most
often used to relieve pain and pressure caused by a herniated, or slipped, disc
or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal).
While nonoperative treatments may help, you may need
surgery if you have pain, numbness or severe muscle weakness in your lower
This procedure is performed in a hospital or outpatient
setting, under general anesthesia.
Learn more about diskectomies from our
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