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How does a spine fusion surgery work for your spine?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Stability stops pain
The spine is made up of many moving parts, joints, ligaments, bones and disks.
When the parts become damaged, unstable or worn, movement becomes painful. A spinal fusion takes the moving segments and makes them stiff by growing bone across them. Once the movement stops, it's no longer painful. You will lose some mobility and it is possible to develope problems at adjacent spinal levels.

In brief: Stability stops pain
The spine is made up of many moving parts, joints, ligaments, bones and disks.
When the parts become damaged, unstable or worn, movement becomes painful. A spinal fusion takes the moving segments and makes them stiff by growing bone across them. Once the movement stops, it's no longer painful. You will lose some mobility and it is possible to develope problems at adjacent spinal levels.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
For unstablefractures, it restores stability allowing mobility & protection from any potential further neural injury.
For deformity like scoliosis, it can correct it & prevent further progression. For tumors & infections, it allows these to be treated surgically along with medical treatment and restore function/stability to spine. For back pain, it is less predictable but may it may benifit.

In brief: Varies
For unstablefractures, it restores stability allowing mobility & protection from any potential further neural injury.
For deformity like scoliosis, it can correct it & prevent further progression. For tumors & infections, it allows these to be treated surgically along with medical treatment and restore function/stability to spine. For back pain, it is less predictable but may it may benifit.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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