Good relief from leg symptoms following discectomy surgery usually occurs in approximately 70 – 80% of cases. The results of the operation are however not nearly as reliable for the relief of lower back pain. Much of the back pain experienced comes from the damaged disc and associated muscular spasms, therefore, discectomy surgery cannot eliminate this and it should not be regarded as the main aim of the surgery.
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