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What Is Causing My Disc to Reherniate?

More often than not, a spinal disc heals on its own. Other times, a damaged spinal disc continues to herniate. If you are dealing with a spinal disc that keeps herniating, it can be helpful to learn more about why this may be the case and ...
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Will I Need to Use a Walker while I Recover Following a Discectomy?

When recovering from a discectomy, there are some assistive devices that can be helpful. One of these is a walker. If you had spinal disc surgery in your lower back area to address leg pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, you ...
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Can Herniated Discs Cause Height Loss?

A herniated spinal disc (also known as a “slipped disc” or “bulging disc”) can contribute to an assortment of symptoms, although none of the more common symptoms involve height. Still, it is only natural to wonder if a herniated spinal ...
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Are Discectomy and Spinal Decompression the Same Thing?

Spine-related nerves can be affected by many things, one of which being a herniated spinal disc. To better understand the relationship between the spine-related nerves and a herniated disc, “decompression” and “discectomy” must be defined. ...
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How Easily Can Another Herniation Happen Following Microdiscectomy?

Out of more than 200,000 lower back discectomies performed in the United States each year, only 10 percent result in recurrent disc herniation. This conclusion is based on follow-up visits over the months and years after the initial ...
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What Is the Number of Years a Discectomy Typically Lasts?

For some patients, results from a discectomy or a less invasive microdiscectomy last indefinitely. Others may experience renewed discomfort several months or even years after surgery, which may be a sign of reherniation of the same spinal ...
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Epidural Injections for Herniated Discs: How Long Do They Last?

Epidural injections can provide relief for patients who have chronic back pain or discomfort related to a herniated disc (also commonly known as a "slipped disc" or “ruptured disc”). These therapeutic injections can provide relief from ...
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Nutrients that May Help with Sciatica

Inflammation is one of the main reasons sciatica is so disruptive for some people. Fortunately, there are some vitamins you can take to help you manage inflammation and other factors that contribute to sciatica. This article takes a closer ...
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What Does It Feel Like if You Have a Reherniated Disc?

Reherniation refers to a situation where the same spinal disc becomes a source of nerve irritation again after surgery. It should be noted that reherniation can occur several months after having a discectomy or even several years later in ...
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What Conditions Indicate a Microdiscectomy May Be Appropriate?

Surgery for a herniated spinal disc is seldom absolutely necessary. If conservative treatments are not providing sufficient relief, you may be ready to consider a microdiscectomy rather than a traditional discectomy, which is a more ...
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