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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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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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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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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 Soon Should Physical Therapy Begin after Microdiscectomy Surgery?

Even though a microdiscectomy is less invasive than a traditional discectomy, you will need to take some precautions during the initial post-surgery healing period. Beyond that point, you will be advised to take steps to strengthen the ...
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Does Discectomy Surgery Involve Removing the Whole Disc?

A discectomy is a common procedure performed to address pain and nerve-based discomfort stemming from a herniated disc. Discectomies are more likely to be performed with minimally invasive techniques (this is especially true with ...
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Boosting Outcomes of Discectomies Performed in ASCs with Barricaid

A recent article published in Becker's ASC Review, a prime source of news and analysis for leaders and decision makers in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) around the country, explains how Barricaid, the only FDA-approved annular closure ...
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Tips for Strengthening Your Back Following a Microdiscectomy

Patients are often advised to take steps to strengthen their back muscles after any type of spine surgery. With a microdiscectomy, this typically means muscles in the core area and lower body. Patients are generally advised to begin a ...
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