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Reherniated disc - ortho says do single lvl fusion, neuro says won't help&do nothing, but suggests narcotics. Why such different opinions?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Usually

Based on their individual opinions and experience with same disorder in other patients.
Best to avoid back surgery if possible, but if there is a clear indication then most doctors will agree. All based on your personal symptoms, physical findings and radiographic results as well.

In brief: Usually

Based on their individual opinions and experience with same disorder in other patients.
Best to avoid back surgery if possible, but if there is a clear indication then most doctors will agree. All based on your personal symptoms, physical findings and radiographic results as well.
Dr. James Burns
Dr. James Burns
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
It all depends of presence or absence of progressive neurologic symptoms. If symptoms are stable, then there are other minimally invasive options such as x-ray guided injections to decrease the inflammation around the affected nerve roots. A qualified pain specialist can assess this correctly.
Dr. Alexander Bankov
What kind of illustration is that? Just wondering...
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