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A 48-year-old member asked:

my mom had anterior cervical disectomy for a disc in her neck. now her neck & back hurt?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Spondylosis: Since she had disc surgery on her neck - she obviously has cervical spondylosis. And most likely she also has lumbar spondylosis. Spondylosis can be associated with pain. She needs to talk with her surgeon and she needs to undergo an appropriate physical therapy program. There are meds that may be useful - but again she should discuss them with her surgeon or pcp.

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