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How is nerve compression from a herniated disk treated?

Nerve compression caused by a herniated disc or stenosis can be treated by making a small incision in the back and spreading the muscles away from the affected area. Using special instruments developed for minimally invasive surgery, our surgeons free the nerve from the compressing disc, bone, or ligaments. Patients often go home the day of surgery with significant symptom relief.

Procedures include: minimally invasive foraminotomy, laminectomy, and diskectomy.

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