What causes a herniated disc? How does a decompression surgery work on the body? Which surgery is best for a herniated disc? These are all questions that our herniated disc videos can help answer. This library provides anatomy and surgery videos related to herniated discs.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Video

An anterior cervical discectomy involves removing a cervical herniated disc in order to relieve spinal cord or root pressure to alleviate corresponding pain.

Cervical Herniated Disc Video

See what a cervical herniated disc looks like and understand its symptoms, causes, and treatments in this animated cervical herniated disc video.

Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy Video

A cervical posterior foraminotomy surgery is performed to remove bone and/or portions of a diseased or herniated disc to relieve neck and arm pain.

Cervical Radiculopathy Interactive Video

Learn how cervical radiculopathy (cervical disc herniation) causes pain by compressing the nerve roots in the neck.

Herniated Disc Video

See how a herniated disc occurs and how it can cause pain and other symptoms depending on the location of the disc herniation

Lumbar Herniated Disc Video

A herniated disc in the lumbar spine can put pressure on spinal nerve roots, causing pain in the lower back or legs.

Lumbar Micro Endoscopic Discectomy Video

A lumbar micro endoscopic discectomy is performed through a tubular device and designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots.

Microdiscectomy Surgery Video: A Spine Surgeon Explains the Procedure

A detailed explanation on the procedure a surgeon follows during microdiscectomy surgery to treat a herniated disc.

Microendoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy Video

An alternative to ACDF surgery for a cervical herniated disc is to perform the discectomy anteriorly and forego the fusion aspect of the surgery.

Pain and Thoracic Herniated Disc Video

The rib cage connects to the thoracic spine. The limited motion and added support from the ribs make the thoracic spine less likely to have a herniated disc occur, however this does occur in a small portion of patients.

Thoracic Herniated Disc Video

In the thoracic spine, if a herniated disc herniates into the spinal cord area rather than away, it may cause spinal cord compression, numbness, and other symptoms called myelopoathy.

Treatment for Cervical Herniated Disc Video

Learn about the different treatment options for cervical herniated disc in this informative video.

Treatment for Lumbar Herniated Disc Video

Treating lumbar herniated discs may include physical therapy, medications, or possibly surgical procedures.

Video: Can Herniated Discs Heal on Their Own?

Find out why herniated disc symptoms may resolve on their own.

Video: The Difference Between Disc Terms

This video explains the differences between the terms bulging disc, slipped disc, and herniated disc.

Lumbar Herniated Disc Treatment Video

There are several surgical and nonsurgical treatments used to reduce the pain and other symptoms of a lumbar herniated disc.