Why are you in pain?

  • Degeneration of an intervertebral disc in the lumbar region, due to multiple factors (genetic, postural, traumatic, overload, etc.)

  • Disc pinching, with dehydrated, bulging (protrusion) and sometimes inflammatory (modic changes) appearance of the disc

  • Chronic band-like lumbar pain increased by exertion, driving, static sitting and standing and sometimes associated with bouts of blockage

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?


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The key points

  • Indication: Low back pain resistant to medical treatment for more than 12 months, with repercussions on daily activities justifying a surgical procedure
  • Minimally invasive technique: Implantation by mini-retroperitoneal approach
5 to 8 cm

5 to 8 cm
at the abdominal level

45 min

Duration of surgery

1 to 3 days

Average length of hospital stay

8 weeks

Average recovery time

2 weeks

Minimum duration of absence from work

3 weeks

Period before starting back driving

8 weeks

Duration before resuming sports activities

from the
5th day

Flying home after surgery

6 to 12 months*

Duration of evolution until the final result of the surgery

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