A herniated disc is an incredibly painful medical condition. Many suffering from it find they cannot carry on their daily activities due to severe pain. If you can't find relief through medication, rest, or changing your routines, then you should seriously contemplate getting herniated disc treatment from Dr. Rezaian and his team at California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic, Inc.
Before getting herniated disc treatment, let's explain what a herniated disc is. Discs are part of your spine that fill in the space between the vertebrae. They are soft to cushion the movement of your back. If a disc gets over-exerted, then it can rupture, or herniate, into the back, disturbing the nerves of the spine. This causes extreme back pain and sometimes sciatica (numbness, tingling, and pain of the lower back, buttocks, and legs). When the pain doesn't heal on its own, an afflicted person explores back pain treatment first through medication, physical therapy, or graduated exercise programs. If that lower back pain treatment does not fix the problem, then surgical herniated disc treatment is considered.
As for the surgery itself, Dr. Rezaian uses Universal Endoscopic Laser Discectomy, which he created. For this procedure, the only incision is for inserting a tiny camera to see the spine ("Endoscopic") and then a laser is used to remove the protruding disc ("Discectomy"). This is a minimally invasive technique, often only needing local anesthesia. The more intrusive surgeries of the past would mean healing times that take months, but this technique reduces that time to four to six weeks with the patient being able to leave the hospital after one day.