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Is it normal to feel numb after a microdiskectomy?

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Dr. Mark Cantieri
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In brief: Not uncommon

Sometimes a sensory nerve is cut when the incion is made giving numbness in the area of the incision.
The nerve root at the area of the diskectomy can sometimes be contacted or stretched during surgery. Bothe of these will typically resolve with time.

In brief: Not uncommon

Sometimes a sensory nerve is cut when the incion is made giving numbness in the area of the incision.
The nerve root at the area of the diskectomy can sometimes be contacted or stretched during surgery. Bothe of these will typically resolve with time.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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