You’re more than likely to have surgery on your spine because it’s more likely you’ll get it at a time when you’re sick or in pain.
But are you doing it correctly?
You might want to rethink whether you want to undergo spinal fusion, according to a new study.
You might also be able to reduce your risk of serious spinal injuries.
Read moreWhat is spinal fusion?
A spinal fusion procedure is when a bone or joint is removed and replaced with another bone or part of the body.
If you have a degenerative joint or an injury that makes it difficult to move the spine, it’s called a vertebral replacement.
If your spine has been damaged, or if you have spinal stenosis (the formation of abnormal connective tissue), you may be at greater risk of spinal fusion.
This article was originally published on The Conversation.
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