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Nucleoplasty for herniated neck discs. How long will effect last? How long is recovery time after that? Can make spine unstable? Complication? Risk?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Experimental

It is not really among the accepted treatments for disc herniations in the neck and as such the long term affects are not really known.
It could work, but it would be fairly experimental compared to more conventional approaches (operative and nonoperative) for cervical disc herniations.

In brief: Experimental

It is not really among the accepted treatments for disc herniations in the neck and as such the long term affects are not really known.
It could work, but it would be fairly experimental compared to more conventional approaches (operative and nonoperative) for cervical disc herniations.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: This is a technique

That is relatively uncommon as most discs indicated for this procedure get better with non operative care.
This was initially developed for lumbar discs and is risky for the cervical spine for multiple reasons with little evidence to support its use in the cervical spine.

In brief: This is a technique

That is relatively uncommon as most discs indicated for this procedure get better with non operative care.
This was initially developed for lumbar discs and is risky for the cervical spine for multiple reasons with little evidence to support its use in the cervical spine.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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