Doctor Advice Health Center

Patients frequently e-mail Spine-health questions about back pain, neck pain, back surgery, and other pain topics. While Spine-health does not provide individual responses, contributing doctors will respond to the themes from more frequently asked questions. This Doctor Advice section publishes those responses. Choose a category below to find an archive of questions answered by doctors.

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Does Degenerative Disc Disease Spread Through the Spine?
A physician answers patient questions about degenerative disc disease spreading through the spine.
What Happens When You Pop Your Back?
A physician answers patient questions about what happens to the back when it makes popping sounds.
Nerve Pain Without Impingement
A physician answers patient questions about nerve pain and degenerative disc disease.
Can Discs Fuse on Their Own?
A physician answers patient questions about spinal discs and their ability to fuse on their own.
Will Spinal Fusion Require Further Fusion Surgery Later?
A physician answers patient questions about additional surgery after having a spinal fusion.
Risk of Further Fractures After Fusion or Vertebroplasty Surgery
A physician answers patient questions about the risk of fractures after a spinal fusion or vertebroplasty surgery.
How Much Pain is Normal After Cervical Discectomy
A physician answers patient questions about the level of pain after a cervical discectomy.
Choosing a Bone Graft for Fusion Surgery
A physician answers patient questions about choosing a bone graft.
Lasting Pain After Myelogram
A physician answers patient questions about pain and myelograms.
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In Spine-health’s Doctor Advice section, physicians respond to frequently asked questions about back pain issues. These responses represent the opinion of one physician, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the broader medical community. The advice presented has not been peer reviewed by Spine-health’s medical advisory board.