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Will spinal fusion eliminate back pain?

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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Unlikely

Spine surgery has predictably good outcomes for neurological symptoms (pinched nerves) and symptomatic spinal instability (i.
e. Severe fracture/dislocation, severe deformity, tumor, etc.). Spine surgery for neck/back pain without a neurological component is controversial, as outcomes are unpredictable.

In brief: Unlikely

Spine surgery has predictably good outcomes for neurological symptoms (pinched nerves) and symptomatic spinal instability (i.
e. Severe fracture/dislocation, severe deformity, tumor, etc.). Spine surgery for neck/back pain without a neurological component is controversial, as outcomes are unpredictable.
Dr. Stan Lee
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Not fully

Spinal fusion does work for back pain, but there is almost never 100% relief.
If you need a fusion, there is a problem with the back. After a fusion the problem may be cured, but the back is not normal. Fusions can significantly help pain in properly indiacted cases.

In brief: Not fully

Spinal fusion does work for back pain, but there is almost never 100% relief.
If you need a fusion, there is a problem with the back. After a fusion the problem may be cured, but the back is not normal. Fusions can significantly help pain in properly indiacted cases.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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