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How should I sleep after discectomy?

How should I sleep after discectomy?

However you like: There is no correct position to sleep in after a lumbar microdiscectomy. Whatever position is most comfortable to you. The more important aspect of sleep is how you get in and out of bed. Be sure not to strain or excessively twist your torso. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more


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How should I sleep after a micro discectomy?

How should I sleep after a micro discectomy?

Whichever way that: Makes you the most comfortable. However you shouldn't sleep in sitting position. ...Read more

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Feel like throat closes when laying down is it sleep apnea. I've been snoring more too since c3-c4 discectomy w fusion a couple yrs ago?

Feel like throat closes when laying down is it sleep apnea. I've been snoring more too since c3-c4 discectomy w fusion a couple yrs ago?

Need a sleep study: Your description sounds like sleep apnea, but to get a well informed answer, you need to talk to your doctor about a sleep study. The study hopefully will provide the information necessary to determine if it is sleep apnea and what level...Snoring, mild, moderate or severe. There could be other health concerns that may need to be addressed. Don't hesitate. ...Read more

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I have back pain worsened by rest comfortable only by sleeping on stomach with pillow under hips. History of Crohn's and discectomy at L4, L5 . AS?

I have back pain worsened by rest comfortable only by sleeping on stomach with pillow under hips. History of Crohn's and discectomy at L4, L5 .  AS?

Complex situation.: From your description, it is hard to know if your back pain is mechanical in nature or is perhaps related to your Crohn's disease. And yes, ankylosing spondylitis is a potential diagnosis also, although it is more common in men. I feel you should be seen by your doctor. I don't think we can do more than guesss on here without more reliable data. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is a discectomy done?

Variety of ways: Several ways but standard in the lower back is a microdisectomy through a small posterior incision leading to the roof or lamina of the spine where a small keyhole opening is created through a natural open area & moving the nerve & nerve sac out of the way to access the piece of disc herniated with special instruments to protect the neural elements while removing disc fragments as an outpatient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: discectomy?

Partial disc removal: Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more complete discectomy is performed. ...Read more

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I am having a discectomy on tuesday. What can I expect?

Back soreness: I'm assuming here that you're having a lumbar microdiskectomy. You will experience some incisional soreness, low back aching and pain which is easily managed with medication. If you are experiencing leg pain and numbness, the pain should be better quickly afterward. Numbness takes longer. Rest is the key. No excessive activity. Ice pak on the back helps. You should improve quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to expect with TMJ discectomy?

Expect problems: Removing the disc in your TMJ is not a good idea and should be avoided if possible. This procedure not only places the joint in a compromised position, but will increase the possibility of arthritis and degenerative changes. I would seek other opinions. You might look up dr. Larry wolford in dallas and get his opinion. I wold not recommend doing this to anyone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to cycle after a discectomy?

Yes : Yes, exercise is important. Just the timing of when to resume exercise and sports as well as physical activities needs to be guided by your surgeon but by 12 weeks, you should be able to return to all activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Diskectomy (Definition)

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