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What Is Causing My Disc to Reherniate?

More often than not, a spinal disc heals on its own. Other times, a damaged spinal disc continues to herniate. If you are dealing with a spinal disc that keeps herniating, it can be helpful to learn more about why this may be the case and ...
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How Easily Can Another Herniation Happen Following Microdiscectomy?

Out of more than 200,000 lower back discectomies performed in the United States each year, only 10 percent result in recurrent disc herniation. This conclusion is based on follow-up visits over the months and years after the initial ...
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What Does It Feel Like if You Have a Reherniated Disc?

Reherniation refers to a situation where the same spinal disc becomes a source of nerve irritation again after surgery. It should be noted that reherniation can occur several months after having a discectomy or even several years later in ...
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What to Expect if You Reherniate after Having Surgery

Roughly 10 percent of patients, according to Spine Health , experience another herniation affecting the same location after having spinal disc surgery. The risk of reherniation increases if you’re a younger patient with healthier discs. If ...
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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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What to Expect if You Experience Reherniation Following a Discectomy

Nearly 85 percent of microdiscectomy patients report good or excellent results. In other words, you're more likely to benefit from this type of surgery if nonsurgical options aren't effective for you. However, there’s the potential to ...
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Which Disc Has the Highest Rate of Herniation?

Since your lower back is the most mobile and exposed part of your spine, it's the area where discs are more likely to become herniated. The biomechanical forces at play in this flexible part of your spine are the main reason this is the ...
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Is Disc Reherniation Following a Microdiscectomy Common?

A microdiscectomy is an approach to correcting disc-related issues that ranks with spinal fusion surgery as one of the most common spine procedures performed today. It's a minimally invasive way of removing the part of a disc in the lower ...
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Is a Flare-Up or a Reherniated Disc Causing Your Pain?

If you've had surgery to address discomfort from a herniated disc, it's only natural to be concerned about any recurrence of symptoms. Two of the possible reasons you may experience some degree of noticeable discomfort after surgery are ...
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Is It Possible for a Spinal Disc to Herniate Twice?

Most patients who undergo herniated disc treatment involving surgery don’t experience a reherniation of the same disc, but it does happen. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, there's a 10 to 15 percent chance, on ...
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