Herniated Disc Treatment
A lumbar decompression procedure may be an option for pain relief from a herniated or bulging disc. This is a nonsurgical treatment that lasts between four and six weeks. Microdiscectomy, also known as microdecompression, is a type of lumbar surgery that treats nerve compression caused by a herniated or bulging disc. One option is to remove a part of the facet joint to improve access to the nerve root and relieve nerve pressure. The herniated area of the disc beneath the nerve root can be removed during a minimally-invasive microdiscectomy procedure. This allows nerve roots to breathe and relieves pressure.