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You may want to know more about spine surgery. Your doctor may have already discussed this option with you.
Before deciding about surgery, it is important to:
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Review Date: 4/23/2016
Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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