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Can a discectomy be reversed

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Diskectomy is a surgical procedure in which disk material is removed, usually to relieve spinal cord pressure (neck and mid back disks), arm pain (nec ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Laminectomy: Most discectomies (lumbar) are performed through a laminectomy or laminotomy, when a posterior opening into the spinal canal is made to approach the d ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
YES!!: Microdiscectomy, whether performed traditionally or thru miss technique performed for the correct diagnosis routinely result in excellent results. For ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
High: If the symptoms of pain, weakness and/or numbness can be matched to the abnormalities on mri, and if everything else has failed, then surgery to remov ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: In the proper scenario, a microdiscectomy can be very helpful. Disc herniations can cause pain, numbness and weakness. If the symptoms have not gone ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Feeling better: You should feel better after dissectomy by 6 weeks from surgery. Depending on how long you had an injury or if there was nerve damage the results can ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc removal: Surgical removal of a disc.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Gause
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See below: A diskectomy means to remove all or a portion of the intervertebral disk. Imagine the analogy of a jelly donut. The disk is comprised of a tough fibro ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: It will not.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Back soreness: I'm assuming here that you're having a lumbar microdiskectomy. You will experience some incisional soreness, low back aching and pain which is easily ... Read More
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