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The presence of back pain after spinal surgery depends on the reason for the procedure, according to Mayo Clinic. While fusion is effective at eliminating pain caused by fractures or spinal instability, the procedure pro... More »

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Most people need between 6 and 12 weeks to recover sufficiently from spinal fusion surgery to return to work, although people in physically demanding jobs often return to work with restrictions. The specific time varies ... More »

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A spinal fusion surgery, also known as lumbar fusion, carries the risk of blood clots, infection, pseudoarthrosis and nerve damage, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In some cases, the bone graft... More »

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Complications and side effects of spinal fusion surgery include infection, poor wound healing, bleeding, blood clots, and pain at the bone graft site, according to Mayo Clinic. Longer-term risks include accelerated risks... More »

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Appropriate stretching and exercise can significantly speed up recovery from spinal surgery and help prevent recurring pain, according to Spine-health. In addition, exercise improves circulation and releases endorphins, ... More »

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Foot fusion surgery helps to reduce pain from arthritis, restore the bones to their normal position, correct deformities and restore stability to the foot arch, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.... More »

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Wrist fusion surgery may be an option for patients with pain due to wrist arthritis, especially those with badly damaged wrists, according to the Klasinki Clinic. The wrist arthritis may occur from general wear and tear,... More »

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