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What is a spinal fusion?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Just like it sounds

Its when multiple vertebrae are fused together so they no longer move.
You sacrifice some of your range of motion for pain relief. Be sure you have exausted all conservative measures first, because once its done, there's no going back.

In brief: Just like it sounds

Its when multiple vertebrae are fused together so they no longer move.
You sacrifice some of your range of motion for pain relief. Be sure you have exausted all conservative measures first, because once its done, there's no going back.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain reliever

Spine fusions are done for painful spine conditions that have not responded to non-operative measures in the appropriate patient.
The spine is made of bony segments that move on each other through soft tissue segments that are more flexible. Some people will have pain relief if that motion is stopped by encouraging bone to grow across the soft tissue segments, fusing the 2 bone segments together.

In brief: Pain reliever

Spine fusions are done for painful spine conditions that have not responded to non-operative measures in the appropriate patient.
The spine is made of bony segments that move on each other through soft tissue segments that are more flexible. Some people will have pain relief if that motion is stopped by encouraging bone to grow across the soft tissue segments, fusing the 2 bone segments together.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Arthrodesis

A procedure that unite 2 or more spinal segments together using bone graft material.
It may require the usage of cages , pedical screws and rods.

In brief: Arthrodesis

A procedure that unite 2 or more spinal segments together using bone graft material.
It may require the usage of cages , pedical screws and rods.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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