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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal surgery: Risks include infection, bleed, react to anesthesia, nerve damage, blood clots, death, decreased function, increased pain, non healing, possible furth ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the surgery performed. Infection, spinal fluid leak, and nerve injuries are among the more common com ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are many different types of back surgery. This includes spinal fusion, lumbar disc replacement, open discectomy, as well as minimally invasive p ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: It varies a lot, but the two most common reasons we do spinal survey is to either improve someone's pain or their function. Other reasons are to trea ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Do some research : Ask your doctor for risks vs pros. Read up on the internet. Spinal surgery has become more accurate. my relative whos a Dr had spinal surgery and she ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Education: Educating yourself about your condition, your options for treatment, and even about your surgeon can go a long way to bringing peace and confidence to ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many alternatives: Spine surgery is only "needed" for progressing neuro deficits (weakness, balance probs etc) or instability such as from bad fractures. Otherwise, surg ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No age range : Depend on the condition some we delay and we cannot.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends what : Kind of surgery done could be few days or month.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends.: It would depend on what you need spinal surgery for. Sometimes, physical therapy, yoga, and massage can help symptoms associated with spinal problems. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
46 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Various metals: Modern spinal plates such as those used in the cervical spine are usually made out of titanium which still allow the patient. In fact most spinal plan ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Very unlikely: But anything is possible. I would not be worried.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: If you have scoliosis, spinal surgery for scoliosis could make you somewhat taller and straighter. However for the majority of spinal surgeries it is ... Read More
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