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Percanues Endoscopic Lumbar Disectomy
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
Sometimes: Several surgeons use an endoscope to do the disc removal while many more use a microscope. As long as the surgeon is well trained in the procedure then it is a viable (although less common) option. ...Read more
Disc herniation: Both approaches to removing disc herniations are effective. The location of the herniation will dictated the best approach, whether more from the middle of the spine to an approach from the side of the spine. Many spine surgeons have experience with both microdiscectomy and endoscopic. It is important to discuss these approaches with the surgeon. ...Read more
Is an endoscopic percutaneous discectomy to remove herniated np thereby disrupting integrity of disc a good ideafor someone in high impact sports?
Hi I had lumbar disectomy surgery on my L5 s1. If still possible I can come back in my jiu jitsu and octagon fight?
Talk with surgeon: I find it hard to believe that the person who operated on you hasn't discussed this and made recommendations. If they said no, then don't search online for an opinion from someone who doesn't really know you. ...Read more
Having pain behind my eye and standing dizziness. Dura was ruptured 4wks ago during lumbar disectomy. Could working have caused re-rupture?
What do you mean by emg/ncs lower extremities diagnosis: urinary retention, cauda equina syndrome, s/p lumbar disectomy. And why it is done?
Emg: It measures the signal transmition of the nerves. ...Read more
No: If there was a complete diskectomy, there is nothing left to herniated, but if the surgeon just shaved the disk, then re-herniation can occur. ...Read more
Usually after 12: Weeks one can resume all activities if without ongoing symptoms. ...Read more
I am suppose to have lumbar discectomy on monday. I caught a small nose cold wed. Can they still do the surgery?
Cold: If it is a minor cold they may proceed with out cancelling the procedure. ...Read more
I am going for a lumbar discectomy 3 weeks after having a steroid epidural for back pain. Is this ok or shall I leave the epidural.?
Right hand left hand: 1st i'd make sure both your surgeon and pain physician both know what the other doctor is doing. That always leads to best outcome. An epidural can be done before discotomy however if you're sure your having the surgery I'm not sure an epidural prior to would be of great use. Call both doctors' offices and let them know the whole plan! ...Read more
What to do if I am 8 weeks pregnant n about three months ago I had a lumbar discectomy n my specialist wants me to have an update. Should I wait for my 20wk?
Week 2 of lumbar discectomy. How long for numbness to ease off of leg and when can I take a bath instead of a shower?
Need sealed incision: Soaking in a tub requires a completely sealed incision, so ones surgeon should inspect it to give the ok. The time required for paresthesia (numbness) to resolve is variable; factors influencing this include the degree of pressure upon the spinal cord or its nerve roots and the duration of the compression. ...Read more
Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?
Mri shows herniated lumbar disc but no back pain only sciatica. Esi only lasted a few days. Chiro recommends discectomy. Any non-surgical options?
Non-surg back option: Physical therapy can benefit even long-term degenerative disc disease sufferers, aimed at muscle relaxation then equilibration, opening intervertebral disc spaces for discs to return to their normal shape, and physical pain relief. Tens units & licensed massage therapy help pain without side effects. Swimming helps strengthen back muscles without jarring or grinding down discs. Good luck! ...Read more
Upper spinal and muscle pain after l5s1 lumbar discectomy sugery for 9 wks now, no fever but pain radiate to front rib for 2 days and sweat. Normal?
Possibly: However, you should continue to see your spine surgeon regularly until at least 6 months post op and inform her or him of these symptoms. It is possible you are having a nerve impingement syndrome or muscle spasm. It should be fully evaluated, thus an MRI or EMG may be in order. Also have you started PT to strengthen your core, as that would be the next step!!! keep me posted. ...Read more