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Potential Reasons for Lingering Leg Pain Following a Microdiscectomy

A microdiscectomy is a fairly common type of spine surgery, and it’s one that often produces beneficial results, including a noticeable decrease in discomfort. However, some patients may have lingering leg pain—one of the classic symptoms ...
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Pinched Nerves: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

The human spine houses an assortment of nerves that branch off to other parts of the body. Pain and discomfort related to one or more of these nerves can be caused by a single source of compression, and the resulting symptoms can range ...
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Can a Herniated Disc Cause Permanent Nerve Damage?

Most of the time, pain associated with a herniated disc does go away, usually within a matter of months after the initial onset of symptoms. But there are some instances when nerve damage related to a herniated disc could become permanent. ...
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Can a Microdiscectomy Be Repeated?

A microdiscectomy is a common spine procedure often done to ease nerve pressure caused by a herniated disc, also often referred to as a “slipped” or “bulging” disc. For most patients, a microdiscectomy is a procedure that's only done once, ...
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Sports with a Higher Risk of Herniated Discs

Physical activities, including sports, are generally good for your spine and the rest of your body. However, some sports can place enough added stress on your lower back to contribute to herniated discs. This doesn't mean you have to avoid ...
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How Much Pain Is Usually Associated with a Discectomy?

The purpose of a discectomy is to significantly reduce or eliminate pain stemming from nerve compression, usually when it's caused by a herniated disc. If you've reached a point where you're considering or preparing to have a discectomy, ...
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Does Insurance Usually Cover Open Discectomies?

There are times when a herniated spinal disc, also commonly known as a "slipped disc" or “ruptured disc,” may require treatment with a traditional surgical procedure such as an open discectomy. In comparison to a microdiscectomy, a ...
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Kinds of Lower Back Injuries

Lower back pain is common and somewhat complicated. For this reason, each person’s experience with spine-related issues in this area will be unique. However, there are some types of spine injuries that tend to be fairly common sources of ...
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Finding Relief from Low Back Pain when You Are Pregnant

Pregnancy brings about many changes in the body, including ones that loosen spine-supporting soft tissues and throw off the center of gravity. There is also added stress and strain on the lower portion of the spine and its discs, so it is ...
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What’s the Time Period for Full Recovery after a Discectomy?

A discectomy is like any type of surgery in that you'll need to give your body and spine time to heal and recover. It is a process that involves following your doctor's recommendations, taking proper precautions, and taking the steps ...
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