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Removal of excess disc material ?

Has anyone ever had a surgery for Spinal Stenosis of just having the excess disc material removed ? I have bad leg pain and cramps along with hip pain and stiffness and numb burning lower legs and feet. I'm also having a synovium cyst removed. If anyone has had this problem with this surgery would you please let me know hoe it turned out.The surgeon wasnt very friendly he just said my 2 disk were comp. bag and that is all he could do. He kinda acted as if it was a sure fix and easy fairly quick recovery. Never had surgery before will be my first and I want to know what to expect ?


  • are two different conditions, although a herniation may be so large as to cause a compression of the canal or the foramina where the nerves exit between the vertebra. If your surgeon didn't explain what exactly is wrong, and what kind of surgery he intends to do, as well as the post op and pre op limitations and restrictions, you may want to consider a consult with another surgeon.
    You need someone who will explain things in terms you can understand, as well as someone who works with you during the recovery from the surgery. A clear explanation of the surgery, is a must.

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