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Spinal fusion not always necessary for back pain

Two clinical trials concluded that spinal fusion should not be used to treat every person with pinched nerves in their lower back. In many cases a simpler surgery called decompression would suffice.

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Susan qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1990, and completed her master’s degree in Physiotherapy in 2013 at the University of Pretoria. She has a special interest in human biomechanics, as well as the interaction between domestic and work-related ergonomics.

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