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Is It Okay to Sleep on Your Back after a Microdiscectomy?

Sleeping after a microdiscectomy may be a bit uncomfortable at first, but there are not usually any restrictions on sleeping positions post-surgery. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, most patients can sleep well on their backs. ...
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Are Painkillers Effective for Alleviating Herniated Disc Pain?

Unless the pain you are experiencing is physically debilitating and making it nearly impossible to go about your day, it is often possible to manage the pain associated with a herniated disc with painkillers. This is especially true if the ...
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What Should I Wear After Having a Discectomy?

If you are experiencing spinal disc pain, you are probably not giving much thought to your wardrobe. However, if your doctor recommends a discectomy as the right treatment option for you, you will need to be mindful of what you wear after ...
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What Do Athletes Do for Herniated Discs?

Approximately 85 percent of Olympic athletes have issues with disc degeneration or herniation, according to SI.com. Similar lower back problems are common among NFL players. In fact, athletes of all skill levels and ages are just as ...
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Best Ways to Sit Following a Discectomy

Sitting is not normally problematic, since it is a natural and necessary daily activity. However, it does become an action to be concerned about to some extent if you have recently had a discectomy or a less invasive microdiscectomy to ...
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Are Any Activities Permanently Restricted Following a Microdiscectomy?

Patients are often able to return to most or all activities they enjoyed prior to having microdiscectomies with no permanent restrictions. However, getting to this point requires some important steps and precautions. Patients are advised ...
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How Long after a Discectomy Does the Nerve Heal?

It often takes several weeks or months for a nerve to heal after discectomy surgery. Depending on each patient’s situation, the experience will differ, and it is not uncommon to notice a more immediate decrease in the severity of symptoms ...
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Ways to Immediately Alleviate Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is the general term for irritation of the sciatic nerve and related symptoms, and it can produce discomfort that ranges from fairly mild to severe. Depending on the source of the compression, sciatica may significantly affect your ...
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Will I Be Able to Lift Weights After Having Discectomy Surgery?

For many patients, a top goal of a discectomy surgery is to reach a point where normal activities and routines can be safely resumed without pain or distracting discomfort. When proper precautions are taken, it is often possible to ...
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How Does a Herniated Lumbar Disc Feel?

Herniated disc pain often subsides or goes away after 1–2 months for many individuals. While this is encouraging news, it is still important to know what symptoms to pay attention to so you can determine when to seek treatment. Everyone’s ...
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