A look at Micro Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy
Back pain can be very serious and it can limit your range of movements, as well as causing discomfort that can be life-changing. This is especially the case if you have a problem with a herniated disc that is pressing on the nerve root. The pinching of the nerve can cause severe pain in the area, and it can also cause pain to radiate down the arm or two other areas of the body. Trying to move when you have this type of difficulty can be extremely painful, but there are options that are open. One of the options that your doctor may want you to consider is Micro Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy, a procedure that is considered minimally invasive. It will help to remove the diseased bone in the area or the bulging area of the herniated disc that may be applying pressure to the pinched nerve. In doing so, it can help to relieve some of the radiating pain and some of the direct pain that is being experienced.
Although the procedure that you are having done when you have Micro Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy is considered to be minimally invasive, it may not be an option that is open with every doctor. The reason why that is the case, is because not all doctors are going to want to use retractors, and they may not want to use the other instruments that are used during the procedure. Although minimally invasive surgery can help to reduce your pain, there may be other options that are open to you which will also help to reduce it.
Looking beyond Micro Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy
It is very important for you to consider the options that are open to you before you undergo any type of surgical procedure. This is especially the case when Micro Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy or any other type of back surgery is recommended. There are always going to be options, some of which may help to reduce the pain that you are experiencing without the need of invading the body. The professionals at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center can help you to explore those other possibilities and choose one that is going to be right for you and the specific needs of your body.