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At Triangle Spinal Decompression we help patients avoid back surgery!

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Although sometime necessary, there are many risks w/ spinal surgery including:

Infection - One of the most common complications is an infection in the area of the incision.

Blood clots - There's a risk of developing a blood clot after lumbar decompression surgery, particularly in your leg. This is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Dural tear - There's a risk of a dural tear occurring during all types of spinal surgery, including lumbar decompression surgery. The dura is an insulating sac of tissue that covers the spinal cord & spinal nerves.

Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid - During lumbar decompression surgery, there's a risk of accidental damage to the lining of the nerve, which can lead to the leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Recurrent or continuing symptoms - Lumbar decompression surgery is generally effective in relieving symptoms such as leg pain & numbness. However, some people continue to have symptoms after surgery, or develop symptoms again within a few years of surgery.

Nerve injury & paralysis - Some patients who have lumbar decompression surgery will develop new numbness or weakness in one or both legs as a result of the operation. Paralysis is an uncommon, but serious, complication that can occur as a result of lumbar decompression surgery.

Death - As with all types of surgery, there's a risk of dying during or after lumbar decompression surgery, although this is rare. A blood clot, a bad reaction to anesthesia & blood loss can all be life-threatening.

Call 919-469-8897 to find out how we may help you avoid back surgery risks. #backpain #backsurgery #slippeddisc #herniateddisc #sciatica

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