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A 59-year-old male asked:

i have been hurting for 5 years and now after my 6th surgery ,lumbar fusion l4-l5--s1and now just woke up with a herniated disc, c6-c7 connected?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Yes indirectly: Disc degeneration is genetic trait involving type IX collegen tossing and turning in bed requires neck bridging , why 6 surgeries? Surgical outcomes for neck herniation far exceed lumbar outcomes in general the weak collagen is in every disc

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I'm going to have lumbar fusion surgery, how do I prepare for this?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
As last resort: Consider this surgery if: do not smoke, not obese, not out of shape, failed non op treatment (physical therapy, time, medication, pain management) ; have pain that affects lifestyle such that you cannot adapt ; there is corresponding imaging evidence of a problem that has a good success for surgery. Get a second opinion. Make sure to have help driving ; taking care of chores and medical clearance.

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Last updated Sep 13, 2018

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