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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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I have compression deformity of the upper endplate of L3

I have compression deformity of the upper endplate of L3 is present with 60% loss of height muktilevel degenerative disc diseace and facet osteoarthritis. The question is surgery. Or pain meds for the rest of my lifeWelcome to 'Ask a Doctor'. Please type your question here...
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