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What supports the spine after a microdiskectomy?

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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management
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In brief: Disks and facets

The remaining disk as well as the facet joints of the posterior spine support the spine after microdiskectomy.

In brief: Disks and facets

The remaining disk as well as the facet joints of the posterior spine support the spine after microdiskectomy.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Core muscle strength

If one were to remove the muscles supporting the spine, it would not withstand much load.
Only a small portion of disc material and bone/ligament is removed during a microdisectomy. Even so, we rely mostly on our core muscles for spine stabilization.

In brief: Core muscle strength

If one were to remove the muscles supporting the spine, it would not withstand much load.
Only a small portion of disc material and bone/ligament is removed during a microdisectomy. Even so, we rely mostly on our core muscles for spine stabilization.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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