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How much can I expect to be suffering from the pain after getting spinal fusion surgery?

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Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Spine fusion

Surgery is painful whether open or minimally invasive.
I tell my patients expect the pain they came to have surgery for whether back or legs to be improved, but that they will have new surgical back pain that is roughest in first few days. Pain meds are key and by 6 weeks to 6 months with physical therapy things should be better and back to normal.

In brief: Spine fusion

Surgery is painful whether open or minimally invasive.
I tell my patients expect the pain they came to have surgery for whether back or legs to be improved, but that they will have new surgical back pain that is roughest in first few days. Pain meds are key and by 6 weeks to 6 months with physical therapy things should be better and back to normal.
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