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exercises after herniated disc surgery

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Herniated disc: The exercise are really based on where the pain distribution is location and any other associated signs or symptoms. Consultation with a local physica ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Elkiss
43 years experience Neurology
Clearance by surgeon: After clearance, a progressive program emphasizing core strengthening, flexibility, good posture, and proper use of lower back mechanics. Don't do tho ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
How long, how much?: Nerve dysfunction including numbness, weakness and pain may not resolve immediately after surgery. This depends on factors such as age, length of time ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes you can.: Yes, following full recovery from surgery --- which can take anywhere from 4-weeks to 2-3 months, you will then be able to resume your sporting activi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most often no: Herniated disc's can often be symptom free. And quite often pain from a herniated disc will resolve with time: conservative treatment is the first li ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Indications: If you have a herniated disc pushing on a nerve with legs symptoms, and you have failed nsaids, pt, epidural injections, with symptoms continuing grea ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very : For the properly selected patient, surgery for a disc herniation is 90-95 percent successful. Selecting the proper candidate is critical, and also mo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Common surgery: A lumbar microdiscectomy is a common procedure for treatment of a symptomatic herniated disc that has failed conservative care. Most patients do well ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nonoperative care: many herniations can be treated with therapy and time with eventual resolution of pain
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
30 years experience Radiology
Yes: The body can absorb some disc herniations. We see see this not infrequently on MRI.

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