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What are the chances of me becoming paralyzed after the surgery?

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The spinal cord stops at the top of the lumbar spine, therefore operations in the lumbar spine cannot cause a paraplegia, however local muscles can be paralyzed or weakened if one of the nerves is injured. The chances of this happening with a lumbar disc operation are extremely low (less than 1/8th of 1%). more
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