06 Jun What are the Chances of Reherniation after Spinal Disc Surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgery is a great option for patients with herniated discs. However, like all treatments, there is a chance of the disc reherniating after surgery. This article will explore the topic of reherniation after minimally invasive spinal disc surgery. We will discuss why reherniation occurs, and offer some prevention and treatment tips.
What is Reherniation?
A reherniation occurs when a spinal disc herniates or slips after the patient has already had corrective surgery. This can be the same spinal disc that was previously operated on, or another disc in the spinal cord. A reherniated disc is a rare occurrence, but they do happen from time to time for a variety of reasons.
How to Prevent & Treat Disc Reherniation?
There are a few things you can do to prevent a reherniated disc after spinal surgery. First, and most importantly – always follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions. Being too active, or otherwise disregarding your surgeon’s recommendations can lead to a reherniation, which will require additional treatment. So listen to your surgeon – they have your best interests in mind.
When a disc herniates after surgery, you can either treat the issue with conservative methods like painkillers, physical therapy, and injections, or you can undergo a minimally invasive procedure to clear up the herniated disc and stabilize the spine. Surgery is typically the best option, as it offers the most long-lasting pain relief.
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