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What is good advice for patients considering spinal surgery?

It’s a good idea to see a specialist for any type of spinal pathology and to start orchestrating a plan of conservative care.

Patients should consider spinal surgery only if they're suffering intolerable pain or progressive weakness/numbness.

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