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When a disc is herniated, fragments of the disc are displaced and cause discomfort and pain by rubbing against nearby nerves or the spinal cord. During a discectomy, the rogue pieces of disc are removed from the body, thereby alleviating pain and discomfort.
In an endoscopic discectomy, a smaller incision is made and a special arthroscope with a channel that can hold graspers, knives, and probes is inserted into the area to remove the herniated disc material. An endoscopic discectomy is less invasive than an open discectomy and is offered at Carolina Spine and Hand.