Why are you in pain?

  • Expulsion of a disc fragment into the spinal canal

  • Compression of a nerve root by this fragment

  • Triggering of nerve pain in the nerve that runs down the leg (sciatica/cruralgia)

Which examinations should be carried out before consulting us?*

  • Lumbar MRI

*Examinations required for the study of your case at the CCV Montpellier

What surgical treatment can we recommend?

  • Minimally invasive transmuscular approach for the treatment of herniated disc

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The key points

  • Indication: Herniated disc resistant to medical treatment for more than 2 months and/or responsible for paralysis
  • Minimally invasive technique: Transmuscular dilator tubes
2 to 3 cm

2 to 3 cm
in the lumbar region

30 min

Duration of surgery

< 12 hours

Average length of hospital stay
< 12 hour (outpatient)
if eligible

4 weeks

Average recovery time

2 to 4 weeks

Minimum duration of absence from work

2 weeks

Period before starting back driving

4 to 6 weeks

Duration before resuming sports activities

from the
2nd day

Flying home after surgery

4 to 6 weeks*

Duration of evolution until the final result of the surgery

*These are mean times, with possibility of significant variability from one patient to another.