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    joint replacement & back surgery
    georgia888 posted:
    If replacement surgery for joints is such a success why can't the same be done for the back concerning arthritic damage? It seems everything I read & hear about back surgery for arthritic damage is negative.

    Thank you,
    annette030 responded:
    They are doing artificial disc replacements now. It is a fairly new procedure in the US, they only do one at a time I think. They didn't have them at all 10 years ago when I had disc surgery. Medical procedures happen slowly, they gather info and improve technology, and boom, we have something new.

    It is hard to be patient when you are the one that needs it though.

    Take care, Annette

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