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How long are you numb for after having a discectomy?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Long

Numbness may take a long time to resolve, if ever. Some people continue to have some residual numbness that never completely goes away.

In brief: Long

Numbness may take a long time to resolve, if ever. Some people continue to have some residual numbness that never completely goes away.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depends

It may take week or few month, it may stay permanent, that depends on the severity of the injury of the nerve and how long been pressure by the disc.
Some changes of the nerve structure are revisable some are not?

In brief: It depends

It may take week or few month, it may stay permanent, that depends on the severity of the injury of the nerve and how long been pressure by the disc.
Some changes of the nerve structure are revisable some are not?
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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