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How Long Should I Expect to Have Pain after a Microdiscectomy?

While often a last resort, unless nerve-compression symptoms are severe, a discectomy can provide welcome relief when various nonsurgical treatments aren’t providing pain relief. Patients often wonder how long pain may last following a ...
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What to Expect if You Reherniate after Having Surgery

Roughly 10 percent of patients, according to
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Is It Worth It to Have Surgery for a Herniated Disc?

Spinal discs are rubbery and spongy enough to cushion the spine's bones but still flexible enough to handle the stress from daily movements. Eventually, all this wear and strain can lead to damage to certain discs, especially ones in the ...
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What’s the Usual Recovery Period after a Microdiscectomy?

You’ll need to give yourself sufficient time to heal and recover following any type of spine surgery. If a discectomy is the procedure you're considering now or planning to have done in the near future, be aware that recovery time will ...
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Main Causes of Lower Back Pain in Military Personnel

Lower back pain, or LBP, is one of the most common health-related problems in the United States, and it’s certainly one that can affect anyone. It's also something that can be an ongoing issue for people normally more active or likely to ...
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Reasons for Reherniation Following Discectomy

If the same disc irritates a nearby nerve again after the initial surgery and recovery period, it's referred to as reherniation. Painful herniation following a discectomy, the back surgery procedure often performed to relieve nerve ...
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Will I Need Fusion After a Microdiscectomy?

Having one spine-related procedure when possible is an understandable goal and often one accomplished with the right approach to spinal surgery. However, there are times when two of the most common spinal procedures performed today, a ...
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What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for a Microdiscectomy?

Spinal discs are designed to be durable, but these spongy spinal features sometimes irritate nearby nerves and contribute to noticeable discomfort. While there are many nonsurgical ways to treat disc-related pain, surgery is sometimes the ...
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Do Some People Have a Higher Risk of Herniated Discs?

A herniated spinal disc has the potential to affect anyone of any age. At the same time, there are risk factors that can make some people more prone to herniated discs than others. To give you a better idea of whether or not you may be ...
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What Will I Be Able to Do a Couple of Weeks after Microdiscectomy Surgery?

As you recover from spine surgery, you should aim to find a suitable balance between an increased activity level and appropriate precautions. This applies to any type of spine-related procedure, including a discectomy, a commonly performed ...
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