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Old 01-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #1
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Question Lumbar Fusion Question

How many levels in a lumbar fusion include 8 screws? My Neurosurgeon briefly explained that if he does this surgery, it would include 8 screws. I see him for follow-up on 1/15. I currently have issues from L3/L4 to L5-S1 (Lesser extent at L3/L4), with severe nerve compression at the neural foramen at L5/S1. I have increased, and long standing weakness & pain in my lower extremities & have been doing various conservative treatments for the last 3+ months, to no avail.

Thank you for your help.

Christie