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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: Occasionally, spinal instrumentation may be prominent in someone very thin and may cause pain only due to direct pressure. Otherwise, unless necessar ... Read More
Dr. Paul Gause
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Probably not: Spinal instrumentation for fusion serves the purpose of immobilizing the spine while bone is healing. It acts like an internal cast. Once the bone hea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If you had a spinal: Fusion for pain and the pain persists, that may be an indication. If you are a smoker, there is a good chance that fusion may not have occurred. A ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: The outcome of a spinal fusion can be related to the re-alignment of the spine in what we consider sagittal and coronal planes. Spinal deformity surge ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: This depends on many factors type of scoliosis and how rigid the curve is the goal are to balance you head over your pelvis side to side and front to ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: You should contact your surgeon and find out when he/she would like to see you. It is important to have follow-up to assess the fusion and make sure ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Check with doctor: Sounds iffy at best to me. How much weight are you intending on squatting after spinal fusion? Usually procedures like that are career ending for li ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not fully: Spinal fusion does work for back pain, but there is almost never 100% relief. If you need a fusion, there is a problem with the back. After a fusion ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many things: It might not relieve all your symptoms. It does not always heal bone to bone. Infection, bleeding, transfusion, injury to blood vessels, nerves, other ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Probably: I do not recommend cracking your back, or having manipulative treatments, particularly after a spinal fusion. A fusion permanently stiffens the segmen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Assuming that you : Are fused ; rehabilitated just avoid activities that involve combined repetitive flexion ; rotation ie.Racquet sports ; golf. Heavy contact sports ar ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Possible: A twig of nerve can be entrapped/ damaged during the procedure, scar tissue contraction can do it latter. See pain specialist for a nerve block.

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