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What’s It Like? ... To get spine surgery

There are several reasons a person might get spine surgery, such as bone changes associated with spinal stenosis or a herniated disc, tumors or spinal conditions such as scoliosis.

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Modified: June 30, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: July 1, 2012

Why get spine surgery?

Your spine is made up of 26 bone discs known as vertebrae. The vertebrae in your spine protect your spinal cord. Between the vertebrae, you’ll find intervertebral disks, which serve as shock absorbers for your spine.

Your spine has three...
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