A 31-year-old member asked:
I have had two lumbar spinal fusion surgeries and need another surgery due to narrowing of holes. what alternatives due i have?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 17 years experience
Second Opinion: Quite young to have had 2 elective spine surgeries -- both being fusions. Begs the question, what was the original problem(s). It is always a good thing to seek a second opinion to have a different set of eyes look over everything. Why do you "need another surgery." that is, what is your symptoms? Have you had appropriate non-surgical treatments; they could likely give you great relief.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 25, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.