AdobeStock 43371205This minimally-invasive procedure relieves pressure on nerve roots caused by a herniated disc. 

The surgeon creates a small incision in your back.  The muscles and tissues are pushed aside to allow access to your spine.  The spinal nerves are gently moved aside, and the surgeon clears away the herniated portion of the vertebral disc.  This relieves the painful pressure on the nerves.  The rest of the disc is left in place, where it will continue to cushion the vertebrae.  The incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples.

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