A 62-year-old female asked:
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Nucleoplasty for herniated neck discs. How long will effect last? How long is recovery time after that? Can make spine unstable? Complication? Risk?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This is a technique: That is relatively uncommon as most discs indicated for this procedure get better with non operative care. This was initially developed for lumbar discs and is risky for the cervical spine for multiple reasons with little evidence to support its use in the cervical spine.
Answered on Dec 1, 2012
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