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Which causes more pain, spine surgery or rsd?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Subjective

Pain is subjective, meaning it is in the eye of the beholder. Spine surgery and rsd are both painful conditions, but it is not possible to compare the two, nor to compare one person's pain to another's.

In brief: Subjective

Pain is subjective, meaning it is in the eye of the beholder. Spine surgery and rsd are both painful conditions, but it is not possible to compare the two, nor to compare one person's pain to another's.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

The outcomes and morbidity of spinal surgeries varies drastically.
Some surgeries on the spine are very minimal and have quick recoveries in the properly selected patient. But some spine surgeries are extensive and some patients may have permanent, poor outcomes and pain. Rsd can be very mild in some cases, and in other cases be excruciating. So it really does vary. Thank you.

In brief: Depends

The outcomes and morbidity of spinal surgeries varies drastically.
Some surgeries on the spine are very minimal and have quick recoveries in the properly selected patient. But some spine surgeries are extensive and some patients may have permanent, poor outcomes and pain. Rsd can be very mild in some cases, and in other cases be excruciating. So it really does vary. Thank you.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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