Your spine is made up of a column of bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are arched at the back and are joined together by small facet joints and spongy discs between the vertebrae.
Each disc is made up of a tough fibrous outer coat with a soft spongy centre. As we get older the disc dries out and becomes less spongy, and small tears appear in the fibrous coat.
The fibrous coat is thinner at the back near the nerves so this tends to wear out first.
The aim is to relieve the pressure on the nerve so it can recover. Your symptoms should improve and this should help you to get back to your normal activities.
For many people, symptoms get better without surgery.
If you have a lot of pain, you can also have a steroid injection.
Various anaesthetic techniques are possible. The operation usually takes 45 minutes to an hour.
Your surgeon will make a cut on the centre of your back. They will use an operating microscope to remove the disk.
You should be able to go home the same day or the day after.
Do not lift anything heavy or twist your body. Make sure you keep a good posture when sitting and walking.
Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.
9 in 10 people make a good recovery from surgery and are able to return to normal activities.
Author: Mr Richard Ashpole FRCS (Neuro. Surg.)
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Expected length of hospital stay
Up to two nights stay
Private Surgery for Slipped Disc treatment prices.
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|1 - 2 levels||£6830.00||n/a||n/a|
|1 - 2 levels including undercutting facetectomy||£6830.00||n/a||n/a|
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