A 22-year-old female asked:
I just had a lumbar spinal fusion 1mo ago, its my second back surgery. i'm feeling a weird air bubble slight popping in my spine (lumbar) what is it!?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chukwuka Okaforanswered
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Discuss this with: Your surgeon. There are various sensations that could be normal, and part of the healing process. But you should bring up your symptoms up to your surgeon for evaluation. So that the cause (if anything) could be identified, and if not a big deal, your surgeon will then let you know.
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