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Back pain after spine surgery

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Success rate not100: Success rate for surgical treatment of ack pain 70%in some groups drops to under 50% depressed smokers work comp mva previouss failed surgery chroni... Read More
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Many reasons: Back pain following spine surgery may be related to proper diagnosis and the treatment selected. In addition in regard to sciatica, it may related to ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Probably sitting down to discuss this with your surgeon would be a good first step. Don't hesitate to seek a s... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
Be careful....: I have a car, and it is drives slow on the highway, & stalls frequently, i'm thinking of going to change my front tires. Thoughts? "laser spine surger... Read More
Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Decompression: Most of the techniques of laser spine surgery involve decompressing the neural elements. This tends to be best at relieving radicular pain-pain which... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Unless redoing: Surgery is possible, physical therapy is best course.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Rosner
Specializes in Rheumatology
Referred pain: Knee pain after spinal surgery is due to irritated low back nerves.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Strengthening the muscles around the spine to support it is the first step. Time also often allows the pain to decrease. Sometimes an epidural injec... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: As long as the procedure is done for the right reasons and all other modalities have been unsuccessful (meds, injections, physical therapy) spine has ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Spine surgery: No - they just do not to approve or pay for the surgery. If its a new insurance they are not allowed to exclude due to pre-existing issues.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Speak to your doctor: I suggest you speak to the surgeon doing the procedure to ask all the details regarding the differences in those surgeries as it refers to your condit... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes and yes: When indicated and on the hands of an experienced surgeon.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Talk to Surgeon: If this weakness was present at the ned of your operation, and has continued unchanged since 2004 there may be little to do. If this is new in onset i... Read More

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