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What are the signs that your discs have re-herniated after lumbar microdiscectomy surgery?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Leg pain

If you have developed new pain radiating down the leg that follow a particular nerve root pattern and this is the same as before, then you may have a recurrent disc herniation.
Talk to your spinal surgeon. A new MRI with and without contrast may provide you with your answer.

In brief: Leg pain

If you have developed new pain radiating down the leg that follow a particular nerve root pattern and this is the same as before, then you may have a recurrent disc herniation.
Talk to your spinal surgeon. A new MRI with and without contrast may provide you with your answer.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Return of symptoms

Typically, it is a return of the same symptoms that a patient had prior to the surgery.
It can be diagnosed by undergoing a repeat mri. Check out spine-health.Com.

In brief: Return of symptoms

Typically, it is a return of the same symptoms that a patient had prior to the surgery.
It can be diagnosed by undergoing a repeat mri. Check out spine-health.Com.
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery

In brief: Disc Re-herniation

There is approximately a 10% chance that a disc ca re-rupture after a successful first operation.
Development of identical symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness would be worrisome and indicate a need for a MRI with gadolinium IV contrast.

In brief: Disc Re-herniation

There is approximately a 10% chance that a disc ca re-rupture after a successful first operation.
Development of identical symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness would be worrisome and indicate a need for a MRI with gadolinium IV contrast.
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