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A 40-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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Variety of ways: Several ways but standard in the lower back is a microdisectomy through a small posterior incision leading to the roof or lamina of the spine where a ... Read More
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A 37-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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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No : You mean put the herniation back?If you have worse pain after procedure followup with surgeon.
A 38-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
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Potentially: In a patient with a pinched nerve from a disk herniation on MRI and correlating nerve symptoms, a microdiskectomy can be a very successful option.
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A 42-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 24-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 37-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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc removal: Surgical removal of a disc.
A 28-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: It will not.
A 27-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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