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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Spinal fusion surgery is a procedure that permanently fuses two or more vertebrae in the spine, according to Mayo Clinic. During the surgery, the surgeon adds pieces of bone between the vertebrae to facilitate growth bet... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases