Lumbar Disc Surgery

Patients with lumbar disc prolapse complain of pain in the lower back which radiates to the leg or the buttocks. Sometimes patient develop sudden weakness of the foot of difficulty in passing urine . Certain positions or activities may worsen the pain. An MRI is done to confirm the diagnosis and decide on the treatment. Patients with leg weakness or bladder disturbance require emergency surgery. Those who only have pain are treated with medicines and physiotherapy initially. Surgery is considered only when there is no relief with medical treatment. There are various surgical options, and the final decision would be taken by the surgeon based on MRI, X ray and clinical findings.