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What surgery is there for sciatica?

Not everyone needs surgery but for the patients with sciatica who can benefit from surgery, the procedure depends on the nerve causes. It could be a simple hour-long outpatient procedure with a small incision to remove a disc rupture, or it could be a longer, more invasive surgery for someone who has multiple levels of lumbar spinal stenosis. Fusion procedures are generally for patients who have either breaks in their spine or a misaligned spine.

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