What is Herniated Disc Surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Herniated disc surgery is a procedure that aims to reduce the painful symptoms of disc herniation by completely or partially removing an intervertebral disc.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 8 1
Spinal stenosis 3 1
Herniated disc 2 1
Bone spurs 1 1
Improve flexibility/strength 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Herniated Disc Surgery

Side effect Patients
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 3
Back pain 1
Bulging disc 1
Foot drop (right) 1
Limited range of motion 1
Migraine headaches 1

Show all 11 reported side effects


Currently having Herniated Disc Surgery

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Herniated Disc Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Herniated Disc Surgery.