Herniated Disc Treatment

Hydrodiscectomy is a modern minimally-invasive procedure that removes herniated disc material, relieving the nerve pressure that causes back and leg pain. Lumbar disc herniation affects millions of Americans every year and is one of the most common causes of low back and leg pain. Hydrodiscectomy offers a new, minimally-invasive alternative to open surgery.

Hydrodiscectomy offers several advantages when compared to open surgery:


  • Incision/Sutures
  • General anesthesia
  • Muscle trauma
  • 6-8 week recovery
  • 60 minutes
  • Surgery
  • Bone Removal


  • Incision/Band aid
  • Local anesthesia
  • No muscle trauma
  • About 1 week recovery
  • 15-20 minutes
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No bone removal

Are you a candidate for this outpatient procedure?

You may be a candidate for percutaneous HydroDiscectomy:

  • If you have been diagnosed with a lumbar herniated disc that is causing nerve root compression
  • If your disc is bulging but the material inside the disc has not ruptured into the spinal canal
  • If your pain has not improved after several weeks of non-surgical treatment
  • If you have signs of damaged nerves in your legs, including weakness, loss of
  • sensation, or balance problems
  • If your symptoms are getting worse
  • If you do not have other spine conditions that may be the primary cause of your pain

Schedule a consultation today at the Southern California Pain Institute to find out if you are a suitable candidate for this cutting-edge procedure. For our out-of-town guests, we offer a concierge service to help coordinate your lodging and transportation. Call today to find out more.

Contact us today to get a free MRI review and answers to all your questions.