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Diskectomy
Diskectomy
Diskectomy

Diskectomy involves surgically removing the bulging part of the disk. This procedure may be done when a herniated disk is causing relentless or chronic sciatica, weakness, loss of sensation, or loss of bladder and bowel control. Sometimes part of the vertebra must also be removed. This procedure is called a laminectomy.

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Low Back Pain