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Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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How long does back fusion take to heal?

3-6 month: It depend on your case and the type of fusion and the under line cause for the fusion. ...Read more

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How can your back get better since when you have back fusion?

How can your back get better since when you have back fusion?

Fusion: Fusion for the back can be helpful in certain situations. A thorough evaluation, including review of treatments attempted and formal imaging studies including x-ray and MRI or ct scans are needed. Fusion is typically offered in the setting of slipped vertebrae (spondylolisthesis) or deformity such as scoliosis. Fusion is also indicated in certain fractures or tumors. ...Read more

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I had back fusion 7weeks ago and still in pain is this normal .Still can't sit upright for long either .Thanks?

I had back fusion 7weeks ago and still in pain is this normal .Still can't sit upright for long either .Thanks?

Back pain : Back related diseases can be very delicate do deal with. Particular back surgeries do not necessarily resolve any back pain issues completely. There could be even more of a problem with any surgeries performed. For example the lumbar area of the back contains a highway of nerves. Any minute mishandling of these nerves in any way can produce different degrees of pain. ...Read more

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What is a lower back fusion?

What is a lower back fusion?

Two bones joint toge: Back fusion is when two or more bone are joint together to form a sinlgle unit.They are several types of fusion and several different techniques to accomplish that. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain after 2 discectomies and a back fusion?

What can I do for pain after 2 discectomies and a back fusion?

Back fusion: Firstly make sure with the surgeon that no more surgery is required. Then please go and see a pain specialist, there are many options that hopefully will reduce your pain. It is unlikely that you will have zero pain. ...Read more

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I had back fusion surgery one month ago . Can't take anti anflamatories yet, dr's orders. How about osteo bi-flex? Thank you!

I had back fusion surgery  one month ago . Can't take anti anflamatories yet, dr's orders. How about osteo bi-flex?    Thank you!

It never: Hurts to ask, but i bet they wound be ok with that. The Motrin like medications can inhibit bone formation and so are avoided during the time it takes to get a solid fusion. Up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Had back fusion last sept, now same pain from mild to intense in Both calfs mainly while at rest and at night . Still nerve issue ?

Had back fusion last sept, now same pain from mild to intense in  Both calfs mainly while at rest  and at night . Still nerve issue ?

It could be: Sounds like it may be neurogenic. Claudication you should speak with your doctor. You may need an MRI. And need t o see neurosurgeon or ortho spine surgeon. If you have worsening symptoms like urinary retention you should consider going to the ER. ...Read more