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Surgical Options for Pain Due to Sciatica

Whether or not surgery is recommended or appropriate for sciatica depends on the cause of this type of nerve-related irritation and the severity of the discomfort. If the source is a herniated disc in the lower back area, the most common ...
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How Often Is Surgery Necessary for Herniated Discs?

It is often possible to treat or manage the symptoms associated with a herniated disc without surgery. While it is rarely a first recommendation, for some people, surgery may be required. According to research cited by Harvard Health, ...
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Is It Normal to Have Flare-Ups Following Microdiscectomy?

Since a microdiscectomy is a herniated disc treatment performed with minimally invasive techniques that include smaller incisions, patients often have fewer issues with post-surgery discomfort. However, nerve roots are still sensitive ...
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Is a Microdiscectomy a Minimally Invasive Procedure?

A microdiscectomy is a surgical approach to nerve decompression related to a herniated disc, usually in the lower back area. It is also considered one of the most common minimally invasive spine-related procedures performed today. This ...
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Can Sitting Make a Herniated Disc Worse?

Along with excessive reaching, stretching, and bending, sitting can aggravate the symptoms of a herniated disc (sometimes referred to as a “ruptured” or “bulging” disc) for some people. This does not mean you cannot actually sit ...
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How Large Are the Incisions Made during Discectomies?

Similar to other spine surgeries, a discectomy requires an incision to be made in order to access the affected area. The size of the incision varies based on the surgical approach recommended for the procedure. To give you a better idea of ...
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How Soon Should Physical Therapy Start after Microdiscectomy Surgery?

With any type of spine surgery, patients are often advised to begin physical therapy (PT) as soon as it is possible to safely do so as part of the healing and recovery process. This is also true after having a microdiscectomy, which is a ...
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Is Discectomy Surgery Performed on an Outpatient Basis?

Largely due to advances in technology and surgical techniques, spine surgery generally has a higher success rate today than what was once common. It is also becoming commonplace for frequently performed procedures to be done on an ...
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Can a Herniated Disc Be Healed with Exercise?

IIt is not unusual to have a herniated disc. Fortunately, there are many nonsurgical ways to minimize the symptoms associated with a disc that is irritating a nearby nerve—often enough to significantly improve your ability to do what you ...
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What Happens to Discs Following Discectomy Surgery?

When a discectomy is performed, it is common for only the part of the disc that is irritating the nearby nerve to be removed. This is done to preserve spinal motion in the affected area and avoid the need for an accompanying fusion ...
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