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Will I Be Nude During Lumbar Disc Surgery
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
I have degenerative disc disease in all five of the lumbar discs. Is surgery an option with so many discs needing repair?
Leg pain : If you have developed new pain radiating down the leg that follow a particular nerve root pattern and this is the same as before, then you may have a recurrent disc herniation. Talk to your spinal surgeon. A new MRI with and without contrast may provide you with your answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does having herniation in C5 4mm and disc deteration in c456&7&7 mean surgery i also have deteration in my lumbar of and a 6/8 mm cyst in neck?
Disc disease: Just because you have an MRI that shows disc disease and herniation does not mean surgery. Surgery is determined by a multitude of factors and only one is the MRI - others include your symptoms and the exam and other tests if indicated. Surgery should always be the last option. ...Read more
What would generally contraindicate surgery to repair lumbar HNP with bilat radiculopathy? Total of 4 thoracic and 3 lumbar discs DDD, L4L5 the worst
Multi Level Bad Idea: Surgery for multi level disease almost always does not have a good outcome. Surgery to correct unstable spine segments leading to cord/nerve compression ok. Trying to relieve nerve impingement/pain related to multi level DDD, DJD has poor track record for success. If targeting only 1 or perhaps 2 levels with surgery to relieve nerve root compression, OK, More than that, data do not support. ...Read more
Can be treated lumbar disc herniation and cervical else besides surgery? What can happend if i allready have pain on my leg and i don't make surgery?
Radiculopathy: Sometimes disc herniation can be treated with pain medicine and physical therapy. The concern is that unstable disc material can cause more than pain, it can cause numbness and weakness. If there is unstable anatomy causing the problem, surgery may be the most effective treatment. ...Read more
Lumbar spine-3herniated discs,impigment nerves,buldging discs,central stenosis and facet arthopathy do i need surgery or just injections?
I would like to know opinions about what kind of surgery to have on my lumbar spine. I have spinal stenosis and a couple of herniated discs.
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