Discectomy is a surgery to remove lower back herniated disc that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord. This surgery tends to be done as microdiscectomy, which uses a special microscope to view the disc and nerves. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lumbar-decompression-surgery/what-happens/
HOW SOON CAN YOU TRAVEL BY CAR AFTER DISCECTOMY?
When discharged from hospital, generally you go home in a car. It is best to maintain an upright position for your spine whilst getting into the car and throught the journey home. Avoid being in a car for more than 20-30 minutes in the first 6 weeks. Thereafter, you can travel by car as tolerated, but whenever possible, it is advisable to break up long journeys with frequent stops every 30 minutes so that you can get out of the car and walk around.
HOW SOON CAN YOU RETURN TO EXERCISES AND SPORT?
After surgery, you will be seen by…
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