What kind of results can I expect with lumbar spinal fusion?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Results of spinal fusion for lower back pain vary from one patient to another. A good result is pain decreased by 50% or more, and is achieved in 60%-70% of patients. Complete freedom from pain after spinal fusion is rare. Full recovery can take more than a year. Watch the video for more on results of spinal fusion.

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