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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    When is spine surgery required?

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    A couple of years ago I had a minor injury at work and initially, I thought everything was fine. Unfortunately, I have been living with debilitating pain in my back ever since. I keep waiting for the pain to get better but it is not going away. Am I going to need surgery?
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    Dr Bhisham Singh

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Dr Bhisham Singh is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in spine surgery. He is experienced in treating cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine issues. … View Profile

    Surgery is contemplated when it becomes necessary to relieve neurogenic pain by decompressing the nerves and to relieve mechanical pain by correcting or stabilising the spine and placing hardware into the bony elements. Our surgeries are often a combination of these two procedures.

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