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  • harry26186
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    Dear Dr,

    As my father is suffering from a lower back pain for the last 10-12 years.
    Now a days he is going through a severe pain so we have decided to go for a surgery. But before that i want to discuss this matter with you.I want to send you the latest MRI reports of my father could you please suggest what to do? what are the risks involved in this?how much time will it take to recover and percentage success rate of curing.
    will wait for your reply.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Surgery for lower back pain can be quite successful with success up to 90% for 2/3 relief of pain. The results depend upon the pathology, the number of levels involved, the expectations and the desire of the patient to participate in a good rehabilitation program. A surgical workup is in order to determine if your father is a candidate for surgery.

    See the section under lumbar degenerative disc disease, the section under discograms (may or may not be necessary), the section under recovery from lumbar fusion and the section on surgical TLIF for more information.

    Dr. Corenman

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