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    Do I need spine surgery?

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    I have been experiencing on-going pain in my neck and back for several years and I finally got around to seeing my GP about this, who has recommended that I book in to see a spine specialist. Does this mean that I will eventually need surgery?
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  • Dr Brian Hsu

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Dr Brian Hsu is an Adult and Paediatric Spine surgeon based in Sydney. Dr Hsu received his medical degree from the University of Sydney before … View Profile

    Some patients do come with that expectation. When you have had symptoms for a while and you are going to see a surgeon that would be a reasonable assumption. However, only one in 6 patients we see end up needing surgery and most of our other patients get better with different treatment.

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