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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 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

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 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 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
20 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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Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sound healthy: If you are taking care of orthopedic issues, then you are likely in good overall health, and might be able to donate safely--however, the best person ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 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
25 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Second opinion: At this point i would get a second surgical opinion.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Lumbar radiculopathy: Unfortunately this may end up being a long term problem with the type of surgery you had. I would try to follow up with the surgeon and get a repeat M ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: 3-6 weeks is the usual recovery time.
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