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I have a herniated disc and an anulear tear at the L4, L5-L5 S1 areas and have been to 2 different spine surgeons, one says surgery is not a good option for you and the other is ready to do surgery. The surgery being a disc replacement and spinal fusion.

By November 3, 2011 - 7:08pm
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Spinal surgeries can often be very difficult to perform due to risks of paralysis-- after all, it is your spine that is being worked on. However, every single case is different. My mother for example, although she has several herniated discs was advised that at her age (she was over 50 already) and the location of the discs, to not undergo surgery. 


Here's some information on spine surgery: http://www.empowher.com/herniated-disc/content/can-herniated-discs-be-fixed-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-dr-barba-video



Since you have two different opinions from two doctors, it may help if you consider a third doctors professional opinion based on your diagnosis.


Please keep us posted,



November 4, 2011 - 6:13am
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