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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes 90% are : Yes, 90% disc herniations treated non operatively as well as discs that lead to back pain. Weight control, regular exercise, not smoking, good body m ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In most cases: The vast majority of patients who have disc problems in their back do not need spinal surgery. There are many specialties that excel in getting patie ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Along with total knee and total hip replacement, routine spine surgeries are amongst the most successful surgeries in orthopaedics when done in the ri ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely: Much of the success of spinal surgery is really in proper patient selection. The success rate of spinal surgery should be in the 90 percent range.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
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.
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It varies somewhat and is also controversial. Some companies will have a preexisting clause to avoid coverage of preexisting back problems for a peri ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
18 years experience General Practice
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Why: Laser spine surgery carries with it the same dangers as conventional spine surgery. The real question is are there advantages of laser spine surgery o ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Lasers are certainly used in spine surgery but are rarely really needed or beneficial over standard minimally invasive techniques. Their main benefit ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: It depends a lot on what surgery you have and how badly you want to jump. The problem is in landing can cause a lot of impact on the spine. If you h ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and yes: When indicated and on the hands of an experienced surgeon.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Once you are pain free from your spinal surgery
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
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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