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I had spinal fusion surgery for spina bifida occulta 6 years ago I have chronic back pain what can I do ?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to surgeon

There are various options for the treatment of chronic back pain, however, you might want to check with your surgeon and get their opinion.

In brief: Talk to surgeon

There are various options for the treatment of chronic back pain, however, you might want to check with your surgeon and get their opinion.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery

In brief: Chronic pain

Spina bifida occulta usually does not require treatment, so there might have been other reasons you got your fusion.
Further treatments for chronic back pain include physical therapy, pain management, pain pumps and/or stimulators, or non-traditional methods, like acupuncture, chiropractory, etc. I would definitely consult with a surgeon. Your fusion might not be solid, or you might have new probs.

In brief: Chronic pain

Spina bifida occulta usually does not require treatment, so there might have been other reasons you got your fusion.
Further treatments for chronic back pain include physical therapy, pain management, pain pumps and/or stimulators, or non-traditional methods, like acupuncture, chiropractory, etc. I would definitely consult with a surgeon. Your fusion might not be solid, or you might have new probs.
Dr. Atif Haque
Dr. Atif Haque
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Hmmm?

This condition is not an indication for fusion see a pain doc get a diagnosis for your pain generator spina bifida is usually considered a asymptomatic incidental finding not a pain causer look for another diagnosis pain after fusion is called failed back syndrome was it a spondylothesis?

In brief: Hmmm?

This condition is not an indication for fusion see a pain doc get a diagnosis for your pain generator spina bifida is usually considered a asymptomatic incidental finding not a pain causer look for another diagnosis pain after fusion is called failed back syndrome was it a spondylothesis?
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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