Can I avoid spinal fusion surgery by losing weight?
A normal weight is always recommended for your overall health. Excessive weight can lead to numerous health issues including spine problems.
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that joins two or more vertebrae, to stabilize the spine by holding it safely in place.
Nobody wants to undergo a surgical procedure, especially if that surgery involves a complex structure, like the spine. Although some conditions can be treated only with a surgical operation, it is important to adopt preventative measures. Avoid spinal fusion by adopting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. There are different factors that can help you avoid spine problems and back pain and maintaining a healthy weight is one of them.
Keeping a normal weight is essential in order to avoid spine problems and surgery. Smoking might also cause spine problems leading to degenerative changes by constricting blood vessels that feed your spine.
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