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Should I go for surgery in case of degenerative disc disease?

I have been diagnosed L5-6 fusion, degenerative disc disease, L15-S1 neuropathy, C5-C6 degenerative disc desease, arthritic spondylosis, bone spurring,interior amd posterior subluxation C5-C6, narrowing of spinal column, pinched nerve at C6-C7. I am taking several medications at this time. I have not consulted a neurosurgeon yet. Do you thinkI am a candidate for surgery? The last time I had surgery, I had an asthma attack before and as I was coming out of anesthesia.
Sat, 29 Jun 2019
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Hello,

In my opinion, if your symptoms are not well controlled by conservative treatment, surgery should be considered.

It is true that there is a certain degree of risk related to general anesthesia, but an asthmatic attack could be prevented since it is a known fact now.

Discuss with the Neurosurgeon for these issues.

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

Regards,
Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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