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Is It Safe To Cycle After A Discectomy
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
I had a discectomy and microlaminectomy two weeks ago . I want to know the exact time of when it is safe to have sexual intercourse . How many weeks ?
Not demanding, r u?: You "want" to know the "EXACT time"? How "many weeks"? Either you're rarin' to get back to sex or you have this peculiar delusion that your body is a 4-cylinder Chevy that runs on an odometer. Or both. Ask your SURGEON for a recommended interval. Asking anyone else is NOT a good idea. Your body heals at its own rate. An "exact" timetable isn't in the cards & it's unrealistic to expect otherwise. ...Read more
Having C7 t1 discectomy on 3/1/13, concern due swelling, mild pain and inflammation on lt ear( middle ear) my pcp cleared me for surgery. Is safe?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!!: Microdiscectomy, whether performed traditionally or thru miss technique performed for the correct diagnosis routinely result in excellent results. For discectomy there is a 90% excellent outcome. Hopefully in the future we will be able to achieve a 100% excellent outcome! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High: If the symptoms of pain, weakness and/or numbness can be matched to the abnormalities on mri, and if everything else has failed, then surgery to remove the offending disc can provide significant (>75%) relief of painful symptoms. There is a small chance of recurrence in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: In the proper scenario, a microdiscectomy can be very helpful. Disc herniations can cause pain, numbness and weakness. If the symptoms have not gone away with conservative modalities, such as anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural injections, then surgery is a good option. The procedure takes out the herniated portion through a small incision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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