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When is surgery the best option for a ruptured disk?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Depend

Surgery for a ruptured or herniated disc may become necessary if there is associated radicular pain from an arm or leg and does not respond to a well directed conservative treatment program. There are emergent situations when surgery becomes the first option, i.
e. Loss of bowel or bladder control.

In brief: Depend

Surgery for a ruptured or herniated disc may become necessary if there is associated radicular pain from an arm or leg and does not respond to a well directed conservative treatment program. There are emergent situations when surgery becomes the first option, i.
e. Loss of bowel or bladder control.
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