Spinal Surgery

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Spinal surgery is a type of surgery that is performed on the spine. There are several different types of spinal surgery, each of which is designed to address a specific problem or condition. Some of the more common types of spinal surgery include:

· Spinal fusion surgery – This surgery is used to fuse two or more vertebrae together, in order to stabilize the spine.

· Spinal surgery for scoliosis – This surgery is used to correct the curvature of the spine caused by scoliosis.

· Spinal surgery for herniated discs – This surgery is used to remove a herniated disc from the spine.

Each of these surgeries has its own risks and benefits, which should be discussed with your doctor before surgery is considered. Spinal surgery is a major procedure, and should only be considered after other treatment options have been exhausted. If you are considering spinal surgery, be sure to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits involved.

Risks of surgery include infection, bleeding, and damage to surrounding tissues. Surgery of the spine is particularly risky because it can cause nerve damage, paralysis, and even death. There are many factors that contribute to the risk of surgery, including the patient’s age and health history, the type of surgery being performed, and the surgeon’s experience. Despite the risks, surgery may be necessary to treat a serious medical condition. Patients should discuss the risks and benefits of surgery with their doctor to make an informed decision about whether surgery is the right treatment for them.