Re: Why Not Fuse Them All?
Do not take fusion too lightly. Once years ago a very good doctor said to me they would just have to keep going and fuse my entire spine. Fusions do have some very serious consequences and should never be taken lightly like some sure fix cure that is over and done with once the surgery is done. The load transfers right on up the back and hastens the degeneration of the adjacent discs. Multiple level fusions should be reserved for an extremely small percentage of patients.