This video: Explanation of Microdiscectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation and Leg Pain, offers insight into this specific surgery for the lumbar spine. The microdiscetomy is the simplest and most satisfying lumbar spinal surgery there is. This video explains the anatomy and the technique of this procedure where the compressed nerve is freed from the herniated disc or bone spur. This is the companion video to the “Video of a Surgical Microdiscetomy at the L5-S1 Level” where live footage of a microdiscectomy is viewed.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.