A 37-year-old member asked:
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does back surgery help with back pain and can it also correct the spine?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on the injury and the efficacy of the surgeon; there are good "minimally invasive" surgeries for backj pain that may not require a bunch of hardware; look for minimally invasive back surgery in your area but if you have a compressed nerve it may be the best solution. Get a couple of opinions, though.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Robert Replogle
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Instability: For patients with instability of their spine refractory to conservative management, fusion can be a good surgical option.
Answered on Dec 31, 2013

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