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When is a microdiskectomy absolutely necessary and not an electice procedure?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fail nonop care

After 3 months failing non op care like pt meds epidural injections and pain level and/or neurologic exam indicates reason for surgery.
Only 10% need surgery.

In brief: Fail nonop care

After 3 months failing non op care like pt meds epidural injections and pain level and/or neurologic exam indicates reason for surgery.
Only 10% need surgery.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Weakness

Urgent surgery can be recommended for a herniated disc that has caused progressive weakness such as a foot drop or cauda equina syndrome which includes lower extremity weakness and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

In brief: Weakness

Urgent surgery can be recommended for a herniated disc that has caused progressive weakness such as a foot drop or cauda equina syndrome which includes lower extremity weakness and bowel and bladder dysfunction.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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