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How Long after a Discectomy Can I Walk?

Walking as soon as possible is often encouraged after most types of spine surgery, since it's a gentle form of exercise that provides important and beneficial muscle and soft tissue stimulation. This is usually the case after a discectomy ...
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Activities to Avoid while Recovering from a Discectomy

The surgical removal of all or part of a herniated or ruptured spinal disc, even if it involves minimally invasive techniques, does require some time to recover afterward—as with any surgery. As your body heals and the muscles that support ...
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Wondering If You Can Reherniate A Disc After Surgery? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you’ve already had a lumbar discectomy to relieve symptoms resulting from a herniated disc, the last thing you want or expect is to end up back at square one. Although lumbar discectomy surgery generally has very high success rates and ...
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Lumbar Discectomy vs. Fusion: Which Surgery is Right for Me?

If you’re suffering from leg or lower back pain caused by a lumbar herniated disc, you’re probably on the hunt for ways to address your discomfort and get back to living a comfortable, pain-free life. After you’ve exhausted your ...
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Discectomy and Laminectomy: Is There a Difference?

Lumbar herniated discs are a leading cause of leg pain, spinal instability, immobility, and an overall sense of discomfort. In some cases, pain relief can be achieved with conservative, nonsurgical treatments such as stretching programs, ...
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