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Will I be nude during lumbar disc surgery?

Will I be nude during lumbar disc surgery?

Yes: For operations of the low back you are nude but do not worry all areas of the body except the ares of surgery is covered with drapes and modesty of patients is always taken into account. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

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


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Likelihood of bulging lumbar discs receding without surgery?

Likelihood of bulging lumbar discs receding without surgery?

Yes: 35 yo female queries permanency of "bulging lumbar disks". In past years were thought to be pathological, but more recent considerations are normal variants. I have seen remit from one MRI to the next. ...Read more

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I have degenerative disc disease in all five of the lumbar discs. Is surgery an option with so many discs needing repair?

I have degenerative disc disease in all five of the lumbar discs.  Is surgery an option with so many discs needing repair?

Disks do not need-: -anything unless U have symptoms that mirror Ur MRI findings. Then U should consult a fellowship trained spine surgeon. ...Read more

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How to fix a lumbar bulging disc for a 17 year old? (no surgery)

How to fix a lumbar bulging disc for a 17 year old? (no surgery)

PT steroid injection: Physical therapy can be very helpful, consultation with an orthopedic surgeon would be helpful. Most resolve on their own within a period of weeks. Steroids injections can be down as well. Most treatments start off as conservative. Ibuprofen can help with pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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What would generally contraindicate surgery to repair lumbar HNP with bilat radiculopathy? Total of 4 thoracic and 3 lumbar discs DDD, L4L5 the worst

What would generally contraindicate surgery to repair lumbar HNP with bilat radiculopathy? Total of 4 thoracic and 3 lumbar discs DDD, L4L5 the worst

Poor result: The biggest contraindication to spine surgery would be if it was felt you would have a poor result. For example if your symptoms don't correlate with your MRI or you had too many levels involved, surgery may not help. Another contraindication would be if you had medical problems that would make it unsafe to have surgery. ...Read more

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Lumbar spine-3herniated discs,impigment nerves,buldging discs,central stenosis and facet arthopathy do i need surgery or just injections?

Lumbar spine-3herniated discs,impigment nerves,buldging discs,central stenosis and facet arthopathy do i need surgery or just injections?

PainManagementPT&: If you had not good response to PT,Pain Maagement including Facet Point Injections or Epidural Injecions than surgery may be the only choice You have to follow the advice of your Orthopedic/Spine Specialist what is needed in your case ...Read more

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What are the signs that your discs have re-herniated after lumbar microdiscectomy surgery?

What are the signs that your discs have re-herniated after lumbar microdiscectomy surgery?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Spinal surgery: The most common surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis is laminectomy which removes bone from the spine to remove pressure from the nerves. Depending on your particular imaging studies and symptoms you may need something different such as discectomy or fusion. ...Read more

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Prognosis of sciatica pain from lumbar disc bulge or herniation without surgery or injection?

Prognosis of sciatica pain from lumbar disc bulge or herniation without surgery or injection?

Quick answer: greater than 90% of patients who have surgery have the same pain or lack of pain after 5 years compared to those who do not have surgery. If the pain is tolerable, wait before considering surgery ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have pain only in my feet. Had MRI of Lumbar shows L5-S1 broad disc buldge and l4-l5. Have had pain for 18+ months. Meds don't help. Surgery?

I have pain only in my feet.  Had MRI of Lumbar shows L5-S1 broad disc buldge  and l4-l5.  Have had pain for 18+ months.  Meds don't help. Surgery?

Foot pain.: We should be looking for a source of pain in your distal leg and feet rather than in the spine. You may want to see a specialist in neurology or physiatry or even podiatry. Surgery would only be done to correct an anatomic abnormality that produces symptoms. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis in both my cervical and lumbar spine, bulging discs, nerve abutment. Do you think surgery is a good option for me?

I have spinal stenosis in both my cervical and lumbar spine, bulging discs, nerve abutment. Do you think surgery is a good option for me?

Not based on this : Female age unknown has age-related spine changes noted on MRI. When MRI first invented "bulging" disks thought to be pain generators. Now, surgeons realize these can be red herrings. Some studies indicate only 10% back pain disorders benefitted by surgery. U.S. leads world in unnecessary back operations. Get second opinion. First try aquatherapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, & etc. ...Read more

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I have been hurting for 5 years and now after my 6th surgery ,lumbar fusion L4-L5--S1and now just woke up with a herniated disc, C6-C7 connected?

I have been hurting for 5 years and now after my 6th surgery ,lumbar fusion L4-L5--S1and now just woke up with a herniated disc, C6-C7 connected?

Yes indirectly: Disc degeneration is genetic trait involving type IX collegen tossing and turning in bed requires neck bridging , why 6 surgeries? Surgical outcomes for neck herniation far exceed lumbar outcomes in general the weak collagen is in every disc ...Read more

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With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more

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Does cervical spine or lumbar spine surgery have the best prognosis and ease of surgery? Is artificial disc replacement or fusion  surgery best for treating cervical spondylosis?

Many variations: Anterior or posterior, discectomy, decompression, or fusion. All affect recovery rates. For fusions, anterior cervical tends to be an easier recovery than lumbar. Cervical adr is quite comparable to fusion for short and mid-term outcomes. Longer term studies may show better long-term results than fusion, but we currently don't have enough data. ...Read more

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I had back surgery back in december. A lumbar decompression due to spinal stenosis at l4-l5 level. I also have a bulging disc at the same level that they did a microdisectomy on. I continue to have severe burning pain down my right leg all the way to my

I had back surgery back in december. A lumbar decompression due to spinal stenosis  at l4-l5 level. I also have a bulging disc at the same level that they did a microdisectomy on. I continue to have severe burning pain down my right leg all the way to my

Need further workup: May be due to continued nerve entrapment in terms of residual spinal stenosis, a recurrent disc herniation, scar tissue development about the nerve or neuropathic pain related to the nerve not fully recovering from the prior compression &/or related to its manipulation during your surgery or a combination of these. A MRI with contrast is best diagnostic test for this & possibly an emg/ncv test. ...Read more

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