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What is decompressive surgery for spine?

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Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Decompression: The disc in between the vertebrae have the consistency of a jelly donut. The contents can herniate through the outer border and compress the nerves of the spine. A decompression is done to remove the contents in the spinal canal to relieve the compression off of the nerve.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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