Lumbar discectomy

What is Lumbar discectomy?

It is a surgical procedure for lumbar disc prolapse . The disc is partially evacuated through open /endoscopic surgical approach.

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I received my lumbar mri results and this is what it stared...there is a right sided synovial cyst compressing the descendjng right l5 nerve...

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There are joints between vertebral bodies to facilitate the smooth movements.

The synovial cysts are formed in these joints and act as pressure...

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Hi, i had an L5/S1 lumbar discectomy on 11th October 2012 which was due to a 1.8cm slipped disc and had alot of right sided leg pain and numbess..I...

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Hi,thanks for writing to HCM. Generally, a little bit of tingling and numbness is expected after a lumbar discectomy which persists for 2-3 months...

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I have had recent back surgery! 7 weeks ago to b exact! Two levels of lumbar discectomy! One at the L5-S1 area and the other at the L2- L3 area ! I...

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The fact that pain in the right side has improved after surgery confirms that initial diagnosis was correct. The new problem that you are...

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