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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Back surgery: A hemilaminotomy involves excision of a portion of the vertebral lamina - think of it as removing 1/2 of your roof - thereby giving you spinal nerves ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Rehabilitation: Best to have some post-op physical therapy, and incorporate exercise and stretching. Fitness goals with maintenance of your strength will protect you ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: A l4-5 hemilinotomy is the partial removal of the laminar on either the right or left side of the vertebra. All surgeries have potential complications ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Surgery: You need to ask the orthopedic spine surgeon or the neurosurgeon to ask if that is the only option. We don't know your history.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Recurrent herniation: One of the primary possibilities is a recurrent disc herniation, which occurs in about 10 - 15% of patients. Alternatively, there may be scar tissue ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bed rest: You should try bed rest for an extended period of time, up to 2 weeks. If symptoms improve, you're good. Otherwise, you get to choose what to do.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
That: That is a discussion that you will need to have with your neurosurgeon.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Pain free: after successful discectomy I would recommend several things. Stay physically active. Abdominal strengthening exercises should be done with supervisio ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Sore topic!: Back surgery helps in many cases, but certainly falls shy of expected results more often than not! hope it gets better!
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