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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.
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Ages of patients range tremendously. We do not do spinal surgery lightly, but I have done surgery on patients from the age of 5 all the way up to 102 ... Read More

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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
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple: Activity modification/rest, medications, non invasive alternatives such as: physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, tens unit, etc; interventional pa ... Read More
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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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The responsibility of the anesthesia staff is to keep you asleep during the surgery, but this is balanced by trying to maintain a good blood pressure ... Read More
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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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: Laser is simply a tool used to do spinal surgery, it does not describe the procedure done itself. Like many areas in surgery, the key to successful t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tibor Becske
31 years experience Neurology
Depends: It all depends on symptoms, location, extent of damage etc. In other words, see a neurologist and a neurosurgeon.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fusion: Usually is an spinal fusion.Many factors to be consider depending upon how many levels are to be fused.Depending upon the surgeon preference spinaql i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Scoliosis surgery is performed as a fusion. This result in ablation of motion of the involved segments. The more segments involved the more restricti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Longer than low back: Thoracic spinal surgery is usely performed for disc herniation, fractures, infection, & neoplasms. The transthoracic approach is preferable. It norma ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Muscle repair: How significant was the muscle tear? Many muscles can be repaired but depends on extent.

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