Turn to Garnet Health for a Discectomy
A discectomy procedure involves removing a herniated disc (or a fragment of a herniated disc) to relieve pressure on a nerve – in an effort to restore your daily level of comfort. When spinal surgery is required, you want to be sure that you or your loved one is in expert, experienced hands.
Garnet Health will tailor the best surgical option to provide you the care you need. This can include minimally invasive procedures that put our patients on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. Count on this and more when you turn to Garnet Health and our Board-certified neurosurgeons.
Herniated Disc Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
It’s possible to have a herniated disc and not feel or see symptoms. However, you may need a discectomy if you or your loved one experiences symptoms such as:
- Arm or leg pain (If your herniated disc is in your lower back, you'll typically feel the most pain in your buttocks, thigh and calf. If your herniated disc is in your neck, you'll typically feel the most pain in your shoulder and arm.)
- Numbness or tingling
- Muscle weakness
Disc herniation is most often the result of gradual, aging-related wear and tear. As you age, your discs become less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing.
Sometimes, a herniated disc can occur when lifting a heavy object or twisting and turning while lifting. A traumatic event such as a fall or a blow to the back is rarely the cause.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are available at Garnet Health. Our highly skilled surgeons perform micro-discectomies utilizing special retractors, instruments and a highly powered microscope. This results in a much smaller incision, less trauma to surrounding tissues and less disruption to the spine. Ultimately, you or your loved one can enjoy a faster recovery.
Garnet Health provides residents of Orange and Sullivan Counties with minimally invasive discectomy procedures.