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How sucessfull are spinal fusions for reliving constant back pain .i had a discetomy of l4and L5 2years ago?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

By far the most important factor is patient selection.
If the pain is very clearly coming from that disc and there is nothing else contributing, there is about a 90 percent success rate. But it can be hard in that there are often multiple things that can contribute to a persons back pain, and if they are not all addressed in surgery, they might still hurt despite surgery.

In brief: Varies

By far the most important factor is patient selection.
If the pain is very clearly coming from that disc and there is nothing else contributing, there is about a 90 percent success rate. But it can be hard in that there are often multiple things that can contribute to a persons back pain, and if they are not all addressed in surgery, they might still hurt despite surgery.
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