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Published: Dec 31, 2010
Category: Back Surgery
Most people with back pain will have it resolved with the use of conservative treatments and therapies.
If you happen to be one of the few who have suffered with back pain that will not respond to any of the many conservative treatments available to you, you may need to decide if surgery is the next logical step to take on your road to relieving your back pain.
The goal of surgery should always be to relieve pain, prevent any further degeneration of the spine and allow the patient to live a more...

Published: Dec 2, 2010
Category: Back Surgery
Realistically speaking a spinal fusion surgery is a very expensive procedure to undergo especially if there is instrumentation involved. With a baseline cost of $80,000 US things can quickly escalate over the $100,000 range with extra costs such as surgery room time, anesthesia, and other specialist’s involved
Figuring Out the Cost of Spinal Fusion Surgery
There are 6 main steps to figuring out the cost of spinal fusion surgery. You should be aware that the instrumentation used in the surgery...

Published: Dec 2, 2010
Category: Back Surgery
Before undergoing spinal fusion surgery it is important to understand the stages of recovery that are involved in the healing process. Spinal fusion surgery is an extremely aggressive surgical procedure from which it will take many months for a patient to fully recover. Because spinal fusion surgery is most often the final corrective measure attempted in solving back pain, patients faced with options of living with the pain for the rest of their lives or undergoing a surgery and putting up with...

Published: Dec 2, 2010
Category: Back Surgery
Spinal fusion surgery can either be performed in the lumbar region of the spine (lumbar fusion) or the cervical region (cervical fusion) but is rarely performed in the thoracic region. Conditions rarely develop in the thoracic spine because of its stability.
A spinal fusion is a surgical technique that does exactly what the name implies: it fuses 2 or more spinal vertebrae together. By fusing 2 or more vertebrae together, an unstable spinal segment that is causing pain will now become stable,...

Published: Dec 2, 2010
Category: Back Surgery
Failed Spinal Fusion – Failed Back Surgery
Failed back surgery or a failed spinal fusion is often referred to as failed back surgery syndrome, or FBSS. Failed back surgery syndrome is often associated with continued pain after surgery that can be similar or different from the original pain. If you are having the same pains as you were before your surgery and you have had enough time to heal, it means that the surgery has failed to relieve your original symptoms. If you are having new symptoms...