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What are the disadvantages and advantages of decompression surgery(removing a spinal disc)?

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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends

It all depends on the amount of neural compression and whether there are any deficits.
Surgical risks include- infection, CSF leak, hematoma, and nerve injury. However in the face of severe pain or weakness, surgery can help.

In brief: Depends

It all depends on the amount of neural compression and whether there are any deficits.
Surgical risks include- infection, CSF leak, hematoma, and nerve injury. However in the face of severe pain or weakness, surgery can help.
Dr. Chaim Colen
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