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Thread: how stable are other parts of spine after surgery ?

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    how stable are other parts of spine after surgery ?

    How do you know that other parts of the spine that have not been stablized will not move after surgery?
    hs

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    Helen,
    To my understanding it is the wear and tear of the unfused segments of the spine that is the real danger. I believe they can become hypermobile and degenerate. This is one of the reasons I"ve put off surgery. Although, one surgeon told me that those joints are in better alignment so surgery will actually slow down the degeneration. Anyone have any info or opinions on this? N

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