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Is it safe to cycle after a discectomy?

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. 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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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 ?

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

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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?

Disectomy: The middle ear issues should not be a problem for the disectomy, as your pcp has cleared you i would move on and get the surgery done. ...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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Can a discectomy be reversed?

No : You mean put the herniation back?If you have worse pain after procedure followup with surgeon. ...Read more

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Does a micro discectomy bring results?

Does a micro discectomy bring results?

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 more

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What are the success chances for discectomy?

What are the success chances for discectomy?

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 more

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Could a micro discectomy bring positive results?

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 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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Diskectomy (Definition)

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