What is the nature of surgery?
Microdiscectomy is the usual surgery for sciatica. This is a surgery performed through the microscope so as to make this a relatively safer procedure. Is it a major surgery? We were told that we should not get a spine surgery done as it can lead to loss of control of urination and defecation! Or, in other words, what are the risks involved? Everything in life carries some inherent risk associated with it. The option for surgery would be offered only if the benefits of surgery significantly outweigh the risks. Rather than asking as to what are the risks of going in for surgery, it would be more prudent to ask as to what are the risks and benefits of getting the surgery done as compared to not getting the surgery done? Spine surgery has had a lot of advances in the past decade or two; there are better imaging facilities like MRI, better surgical instruments, surgical microscope to aid vision in the surgery, computer navigation system to further increase the safety level of surgery, bette