One of the most common things that we, as humans, experience, as we get older, is back pain. Occasionally, if we aren’t careful, we can experience problems with a herniated disc. A herniated disc in the back can be accompanied by a variety of symptoms like persistent back pain, back muscle spasms, muscle weakness in the legs, numbness in the foot, and decreased reflexes in the knees and ankles.
A fusion lumbar microdiscectomy aims to help alleviate these symptoms by removing the portion of the herniated disc that is pressing on the nerves and causing pain or discomfort. A fusion lumbar microdiscectomy is among the most common spinal procedures that are performed. In this blog, we will talk about some benefits of the procedure, and what the recovery time looks like for the surgery.
Benefits of Fusion Lumbar Microdiscectomy
- Decreased leg pain or even a complete cure of leg pain
- Improved mobility in your back and legs
- Improved overall strength
- Everyday functions like walking, sitting, and standing feel normal again with the company of pain or discomfort
- Less-invasive surgery than what it used to be thanks to advances in medicine and technology
You should try to rest as much as possible during the days and weeks following the surgery. The best thing to do is listen to your body and try not to push it too hard. You may feel immediate relief after the surgery, or it could take up to 8 weeks to feel fully recovered from the procedure. You should speak with your doctor after the procedure, as they will have valuable insight on how you should approach recovery.
Get Your Fusion Lumbar Microdiscectomy With Dr. Todd Albert
If you are experiencing symptoms of a herniated disc and are looking to find relief, Dr. Todd Albert in New York, NY is the perfect surgeon for you. Dr. Albert has extensive experience in the surgical field and has been identified as one of New York’s “Top Docs” consecutively since 2014. You can have peace of mind knowing that you are in good hands. Contact us at 212-606-1004 or visit us online at www.toddjalbertmd.com to schedule a consultation.