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Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Soma Orthopedic Associates is a recognized leader in minimally invasive spinal surgery in Los Angeles, CA. Our skilled and highly qualified spine surgeons perform disc replacement, lumbar microdiscectomy, and other orthopedic surgery procedures to help relieve patients with a herniated disc. We welcome patients from all over Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills.

What is a Herniated Disc?

The vertebrae that form the spine contain a round layer between the bones in the vertebrae. These round layers or discs are like shock absorbers that cushion the spine during movement. These spinal discs can gradually wear as a normal part of aging, injury, or disease. As the discs degenerate, the bones lose their cushioning, and you begin to feel lower back or neck pain during movement. A herniated disc occurs when the disc ruptures and is pushed into the spinal canal, usually due to an injury or overuse. When the disc fragments are pressing against the spinal nerves, it can cause intense pain in the lower back or neck, depending on where in the vertebrae the herniated disc occurs.

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

In many cases, a herniated disc can be treated without spine surgery using a combination of physical therapy, pain medications, corticosteroid injections, and other treatments to relieve pain. However, when non-surgical treatments are not providing pain relief, your spinal surgeon may recommend surgery. For many patients, a lumbar microdiscectomy may be a viable option. It is the most common minimally invasive spine surgery in Los Angeles. A skilled spinal surgeon removes the herniated portion of the intervertebral disc that is protruding into the spinal nerves during the procedure. The orthopedic surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and most patients can go home the same day of surgery. Patients will be instructed on the proper way to get up, sit down, and lie down while they recover at home. It is vital to follow the instructions from your orthopedic specialist to help avoid post-operative complications.

Orthopedic Surgery

If you are suffering from a herniated disc or another spinal condition, contact Soma Orthopedics in Los Angeles at 855-SOMA-844 to see if minimally invasive spinal surgery is the proper treatment for you.