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I had spinal fusion 7 years ago and now I suffer from chronic lower back pain - is this normal?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not Typically
If you are having severe chronic low back pain it is worth investigating to try and determine the cause.
There may be some correctable problem. Alternatively, you may be a candidate for an implanted spinal cord stimulator. This might provide excellent pain relief.

In brief: Not Typically
If you are having severe chronic low back pain it is worth investigating to try and determine the cause.
There may be some correctable problem. Alternatively, you may be a candidate for an implanted spinal cord stimulator. This might provide excellent pain relief.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Unfortunately, its not uncommon to see low back pain recur after back surgery.
I recommend you follow up with your surgeon.

In brief: Yes
Unfortunately, its not uncommon to see low back pain recur after back surgery.
I recommend you follow up with your surgeon.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
When having a spinal fusion, you are typicalky taking a bad situation and making it better, not necessarily restoring the back to normal.
Ongoing changes that may be affected by someone wirh a prior fusion can lead to back pain later on in a small percentage of fusion patients.

In brief: Sometimes
When having a spinal fusion, you are typicalky taking a bad situation and making it better, not necessarily restoring the back to normal.
Ongoing changes that may be affected by someone wirh a prior fusion can lead to back pain later on in a small percentage of fusion patients.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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