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Is lumbar fusion treatment advisable for severe pain?

I am considering lumbar fusion. I have had 3 opinions all with the same basic treatment plan. I have done chiropractic and physical therapy for years and am healthy and fit. I am nervous though. what if it doesn t work? what if I am still in chronic pain?
Wed, 2 Jan 2019
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Hi,

Yes, its good to have it fixed. In fact, if the physiotherapy and drugs don't settle the issue then surgical fixation is the left option. Mostly it would be helping your pain and may improve your symptoms a lot though it cannot be guaranteed.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman, General & Family Physician
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