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Severe back issues too young. Should I consider decompression vs. Lumbar fusion?
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Need evaluation
It depends on the cause of pain.
There are appropriate indications for either procedure. While age is a factor, it is more important to have the right procedure performed for your condition. Performing a decompression whe. You need a fusion would not help, and may in fact make your symptoms worse. A thorough evaluation by a spine specialist would help you make the right choice for treatment.

In brief: Need evaluation
It depends on the cause of pain.
There are appropriate indications for either procedure. While age is a factor, it is more important to have the right procedure performed for your condition. Performing a decompression whe. You need a fusion would not help, and may in fact make your symptoms worse. A thorough evaluation by a spine specialist would help you make the right choice for treatment.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery
In brief: Decompress or fuse
The most important reasons for someone to be considered for a lumbar fusion involve the presence of instability or the potential for instability if a decompression is performed.
With newer minimally invasive techniques, there are less reasons for any individual patient to require a fusion.

In brief: Decompress or fuse
The most important reasons for someone to be considered for a lumbar fusion involve the presence of instability or the potential for instability if a decompression is performed.
With newer minimally invasive techniques, there are less reasons for any individual patient to require a fusion.
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Dr. Ken Yonemura
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