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When is a cervical discectomy surgery indicated?

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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management

In brief: Disc herniation

The most common reason for discectomy is pain caused by disc herniation and refractory to nonoperative treatment.
Less frequently, the surgery is performed for neurologic compromise (weakness, numbness) due to disc herniation.

In brief: Disc herniation

The most common reason for discectomy is pain caused by disc herniation and refractory to nonoperative treatment.
Less frequently, the surgery is performed for neurologic compromise (weakness, numbness) due to disc herniation.
Dr. Scott Naftulin
Dr. Scott Naftulin
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