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Oak Harbor, WA
A 30-year-old male asked:

Done 4 years of pt, pain meds, 2 mri's 3 years apart. have very bad disc desiccation l5-s1. should i consider fusion surgery? 30year old male.

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Maybe: You're quite young for lumbar fusion but sounds like you have had a long trial of conservative treatment. Only you with the advice of your treating surgeon can make this decision.

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Last updated Mar 23, 2013

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