Methods of treatment for the spinal disc herniation
The Traditional, Invasive Method (Open Surgery)
This method is the old and main method of operation for disc herniation in which the surgeon attempts to correct the herniated disc, after making a incision in the skin and muscular layers, resecting some part of the vertebra and moving aside the spinal canal.
Important Notes on the Open Surgery
- Average duration of the operation: 2 to 4 hours
- Duration of stay in the hospital: at least 2 days
- Recovery time: at least a month and a half
- Requires full anesthesia and may be followed by additional symptoms