A 46-year-old member asked:
When do you need fusion surgery?
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Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Last option: Fusion of the spine is left as the last option for patients with confirmed spinal pain due to instability of the spine, certain fractures, and certain disc failures. Please seek all other treatments first unless there are no other choices. N.B. Fusion does not remove all pain associated with the underlying problem.
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Last updated Aug 21, 2020
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