What Spinal Conditions May Be Helped By Surgery?

Dr. Ramesh Sahjpaul, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Neurosurgeon, discusses what spinal conditions may be helped by surgery.

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Dr. Ramesh Sahjpaul, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Neurosurgeon, discusses what spinal conditions may be helped by surgery.
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Featuring Dr. Ramesh Sahjpaul, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Neurosurgeon

Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds

Presenter: Dr. Ramesh Sahjpaul, Neurosurgeon, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Neurosurgeon

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A condition called 'sciatica', which causes pain, tingling and numbness down the leg will always require surgery. 

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If a patient has sciatica caused by a bulging or herniated disc, surgery is only required if the condition does not respond to non surgical treatments, is getting worse over time and the patient experiences significant weakness in the leg.

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The two most common procedures that are performed on the lower back are a microdiscectomy and a laminectomy.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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