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Old 01-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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Re: What pre surgery questions to ask?

Why are you waiting so long to have the surgery?

More than wanting to know the post recovery basics I would first ask you if you have consulted with more than one spine specialist? You want to be absolutely certain that fusion is necessary and that no other lesser procedure will resolve your issues.

Sometimes people enter into a spinal fusion without being fully aware of all it entails, what a big surgery it is, how long recovery takes and that once done, the results are not really reversible. Taking this into consideration, it is very important to be sure you have found the very best spine surgeon that is available to you. The selection of the surgeon is the most important decision you will face once you decide to go ahead with a fusion.