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Spinal Fusion?

Postby AFleming05 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:24 pm

I recently found out that I have a DDD. My Lumbar spine is affected. A Disc herniation just landed me in the hospital for 9 days. Any idea if this will effect my syrinx? Any thoughts on whether fusion surgery is worth it? My NS said you still have back pain more often than not after having surgery so I don't know what to do with that. I thought this could be fixed. Feeling sad. :(
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Re: Spinal Fusion?

Postby pmaxwell » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:08 am

It is not the same for everyone but in some cases it has corrected the syrinx if the herniation is the cause. The pain could be from nerve damage and the surgery would not correct that. But if the pain is from nerves being pinched then there is a possibility but you need to ask your doctor about it as I am not a doctor. My experience is only from talking to others.

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