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questions on surgery

RobertRRobert Posts: 7
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am having my 2nd back surgery at the age of 26 they are going to do a transfacet decompression and TLIF and ILIF just wondering how it is going to be I hear this is a painfull surgery. What is ILIF also he is going to use a plate is that better than screws and rods what do you guys thanks about that thanks


  • I have had neck problems for years, and headaches that accompany them for over a year. Conservative methods have helped, but I still experience pain, dizziness and shoulder blade pain that never goes away. I realize it is a personal descicion, but I seem to only have arm pain and hand pain if I write or type a lot and most pain is in the back of my neck and shoulders. I have not run across anyone experiencing this and need advice. I am meeting with the doc to possibly schedule surgery in a few weeks.
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