What is Lumbosacral discectomy?

Category: Surgeries


A discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord. The lumbosacral region is the part of the spine that is in the middle to lower back, or small of the back.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Herniated disc 2 1
Pain in lower back 2 1
Sciatica 2 2
Numbness in legs 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lumbosacral discectomy

Side effect Patients


Stopped having Lumbosacral discectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lumbosacral discectomy.