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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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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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Is fever common after back fusion surgery?

Is fever common after back fusion surgery?

Yes, briefly: A low grade fever of 100-101f is common for 1-2 days after surgery. Higher fever or fever of longer duration could indicate an infection and would need to be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does lower back fusion surgery limit the mobility in your back can you still be flexible as you use to be?

Does lower back fusion surgery
 limit the mobility in your back can you still be flexible as you use to be?

Yes: ? Re: lumbar fusion & post-op mobility. Certainly & can result in transfere of flexion forces to sacroiliac joints, SIJ, & repetitively stress them, over time, to pain & permanent loss of ligament integrity. Fusion surgeons should stop harvesting iliac crest bone because oft disrupts iliolumbar ligament of SIJ; leading to same problems. ...Read more

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I've got two herniated disc in my back that happen on the job injury. I've had one surgery back in March 2014 microdistemcy by disc blew out so now they wanna do a back fusion on L5-S1 which was denied by workman comp and my pain level stays at 9 and I'm

I've got two herniated disc in my back that happen on the job injury. I've had one surgery back in March 2014 microdistemcy by disc blew out so now they wanna do a back fusion on L5-S1 which was denied by workman comp and my pain level stays at 9 and I'm

WC Denies Fusion: Are you having more leg than back pain? Fusions typically work better for patients who have limb pain greater than back or neck pain. Maybe your adjuster will agree to you undergoing a 2nd opinion to determine if that surgeon's plan of care is in agreement with your current surgeon's recommendations. Fusion hardware, in some patients (not on purpose), has contributed to increased back pain. ...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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I had major back surgery on january 6 the replace three disc and spinal fusion i'm doing pt how long will it take for me to get my energy back?

I had major back surgery on january 6 the replace three disc and spinal fusion i'm doing pt how long will it take for me to get my energy back?

Back surgery: This answer depends on many factors. Your doctor is the one that knows your exact situation and can answer your questions. ...Read more

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Had lumbar fusion&scoliosis surgery on l3l4 and had to have another one , 1screw was hitting the nerve . How long will it take for my nerve to heal?

Had lumbar fusion&scoliosis surgery on l3l4 and had to have another one , 1screw was hitting the nerve . How long will it take for my nerve to heal?

Difficult to say....: In general, nerves repair themselves at a rate of 0.5 mm per day.....Depends the extent of nerve injury. Usually 3 to 6 months. ...Read more