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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can a discectomy be reversed?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
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 (neck disks), or leg pain (mid and low back disks). It cannot be put back in later. There are disk replacement (neck and low back), but at this time they are all made of artificial (human made) materials.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No : You mean put the herniation back?If you have worse pain after procedure followup with surgeon.

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