Spinal fusion

What is Spinal fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical technique used to join two or more vertebrae. Supplementary bone tissue, either from the patient or a donor , is used in conjunction with the body's natural bone growth processes to fuse the vertebrae.

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My pre surgical dexascan for spinal fusion shows -3 for osteoporosis of the femoral hip.
I have an appointment to see a specialist. I am wondering...

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Brief Answer:
Surgery will not be postponed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,

I understand your concern.

Spinal surgery will not be postponed if an...

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I am 68 yrs young. Spinal fusion in 1990's...recently I have been experiencing pain in my upper back when I turn to the right side and pain in my...

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Brief Answer:
Further work up is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Madam.

I can certainly understand your concerns.

I have worked through your query...

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I have a disc in my neck c7 that is inflamed & swollen and causing severe headaches . i have had spinal fusion at l5 thru s1 the 1st was in august...

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Dear
I am sorry for the symptoms you are suffering.
I think it is time you make another check at your neurologist and maybe schedule an cervical...

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