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What is the estimated recovery time for laser discectomy?

What is the estimated recovery time for laser discectomy?

Short: "if " it works ti should be quick...If your symptoms persist see an orthopaedic spine surgeon with a new mri. ...Read more

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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Advantages and disdvantages of laser lumbar discectomy surgery?

Advantages and disdvantages of laser lumbar discectomy surgery?

Depends: Laser discectomy is helpful for small disc bulges that are "contained" protrusions. Meaning the disc fragment has not extended into the canal. Make sure you have tried pt, nsaids, etc. First. Also, make sure your spine surgeon is experienced with lasers. Laser is "over marketed"! although it's less invasive, faster recovery, there may be a high recurrence which would require a second surgery. ...Read more

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Can a discectomy be reversed?

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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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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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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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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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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Why does my back spasm after discectomy?

May be normal: Back spasm may be occurring as your body heals from surgery, especially if it was within the past several months. If you still have a pinched nerve root, or if you have a new disk herniation, these might also cause pain and spasms. Your best bet is to talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Diskectomy (Definition)

Surgical ...Read more