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how to survive spine fusion surgery

By Anonymous March 17, 2017 - 9:15am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Are you looking for information about spine fusion surgery?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones of the spine, which are called vertebrae. It is essentially a "welding" process. The basic idea is to fuse together the painful vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone.

The fusion process takes time. It may be several months before the bone is solid, although your comfort level will often improve much faster. During this healing time, the fused spine must be kept in proper alignment. You will be taught how to move properly, reposition, sit, stand, and walk.

Your symptoms will gradually improve. So will your activity level. Right after your operation, your doctor may recommend only light activity, like walking. As you regain strength, you will be able to slowly increase your activity level.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following your doctor's instructions will greatly increase your chances for a successful outcome.

For a more detailed look at this procedure, please visit "Spinal Fusion", on OrthoInfo, a website of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


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