Lumbar Disc Herniation

The lumbar disc herniation is a very frequent pathology in the general population (1-3%).

There are several types of herniated discs and their clinical manifestation depends on the size and location. Around 80% of the patients improve alone with conservative treatment (oral medication, physiotherapy, peridural infiltration)

Only 20% of patients require surgery by simple micro-discectomy, which consists of removing the herniated fragment through a minimal cutaneous incision.

The candidates for surgery are those patients who have not responded to conservative treatment or those who begin with red flagsymptoms such us a loss of strength of a muscle group or cauda equina syndrome.