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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
19 years experience General Surgery
Blood donation: The red cross has establish criteria for blood donation. For a surgery goes their statement is as follows: " it is not necessarily surgery but the un ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
It could be: Is that the only level involved. Are other levels also damaged. You could first consider prolotherapy to stabilize the back with out surgery. Can ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: There was a study demonstrating progressive arthritic deterioration above and below the site of fusion, and this seems to be your issue. Would defini ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes indirectly: Disc degeneration is genetic trait involving type IX collegen tossing and turning in bed requires neck bridging , why 6 surgeries? Surgical outcomes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Unfortunately there is not one correct answer. In other words, some patients will have very little or even no pain, whereas other patients will conti ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Second opinion: At this point i would get a second surgical opinion.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bed rest: You should try bed rest for an extended period of time, up to 2 weeks. If symptoms improve, you're good. Otherwise, you get to choose what to do.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Remember: This is something based addressed with your physician and physical therapist as they should have a better understanding of any concerning complication ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: You need to determine why the screw broke and the other is backing out. Most likely, you have a pseudoarthrosis (meaning the fusion did not heal). An ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Shouldn't be: Usually after an uncomplicated single level fusion you should not be limited. Hope this helps.

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