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What are the risks of spinal fusion?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Spinal fusion surgery for lower back pain has significant risks, including infection, bleeding, nerve injury, severe pain and the need for repeat operations. Watch the video for more on spinal fusion.

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