March 23, 2013 at 9:05 am
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Also, failed to mention that my surgeon told me post-op that the nerve root was “tented,” by the herniation, but he chose not to remove the herniation, as it would have required too much manipulation of the nerve. Will this extruded portion of disc, which I was told is small, but positioned perfectly to impinge the nerve root, eventually be reabsorbed? Also, is it common to leave the herniated portion of disc in order to not further irritate the nerve?