Your spinal surgeon will work with you to explore all of your options and identify the most effective and least invasive method possible while ensuring your optimum level of recovery. Surgical procedures that can be performed to treat radiculitis include:
A discectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove a part of a bulging or herniated disc. The disc can cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness from pressing on the spinal nerves or spinal cord. A discectomy is performed to decrease pain and allow you to regain normal movement and function.
A foraminotomy is used to remove the disc fragments, overgrown ligaments and bone spurs from the neural foramen, an opening in the spinal canal. This increases the space around the neural foramen and relieves the compression of the spinal nerves.