Microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure that removes diseased spinal disc material.
The lumbar region includes five spinal discs that fit together to support your lower back. Over time, one or more of the discs can slip out of place, pressing on the nerves in your back. A miscrodiscectomy procedure is a disc removal procedure that takes diseased disc material out to reduce the pressure on your nerves. Although lumbar microdiscectomy can correct the problem, your recovery may take up to six months to restore sensation. During this time, you can perform physical therapy exercises to encourage circulation to the lower back.