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Have spinal decompression surgery. Spinal stenosis. What are risks involved? Prognosis?

I am due to have spinal decompression surgery because 5 years ago I ad 2 xstops inserted for spinal stenosis and the upper one at L5 hasn't worked. I am terrified of the risks involved. the length of time of the op and of recovery, and whilst I am in a great deal of pain cannot decide if this is my best option. What is the prognosis after recovery?
Asked On : Sun, 26 May 2013
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Prognosis is fair after decompression surgery as the pressure gets off from the spinal cord.There is complete recovery in 6 weeks
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