Band-Aid Back Surgery

Until recently, people who had painful sciatica from herniated (in other words, ruptured) disks in their backs have had only one choice if they needed surgery: we made a small one-inch incision, exposed the disk, and removed the herniated portion that was pressing on the nerves and causing the sciatica.

Herniated Disks

Most people have had bouts of sciatica at some point in their lives, or have known somebody who did. It consists of pain which starts in the buttock region and radiates down the leg. Most of the time the pain is annoying but not excruciating, and it goes away without much help in a few days to weeks.