Problems during or after surgeries for herniated discs in the neck are rare, but occasional risks may include adverse reactions to the anesthesia, infection, chronic neck pain or heavy bleeding, reports WebMD. The wound ... More »

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In most cases, herniated discs heal by themselves, reports WebMD. Ninety percent of herniated discs improve within two years, according to The Center for Orthopedics. Some herniated discs heal through resorption, a proce... More »

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A herniated disc in the lower back, also known as a lumbar herniated disc, occurs when the inner core of the disc leaks out through the disc’s outer portion, according to Spine-health.com. The herniation then puts pressu... More »

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During cervical spine surgery, the surgeon removes the disc through an incision in the front or back of the neck while the patient is under anesthesia, according to WebMD. Options for filling the space of the disc includ... More »

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Common risks of sacroiliac, or SI, joint fusion surgery include a negative reaction to anesthesia, infection, hemorrhaging, blood clots, and nerve, muscle or blood vessel damage, according to SI-Bone. Other risks include... More »

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A herniated disc in the neck occurs when one of the discs that cushions the vertebrae in the neck becomes damaged and bulges or ruptures, according to WebMD. The vertebrae between the chest and the head make up the cervi... More »

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As with most open surgeries, a hernia repair surgery carries with it the risk of infection and some discomfort caused by swelling, according to WebMD. If swelling occurs, it is recommended to apply ice to the swollen are... More »

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