When will I have my spinal surgery?
The answer may be less than you think.
That’s because there are some significant risks associated with spinal surgery.
We have covered the risks in a previous article, but in a nutshell, your chances of having a spinal surgery may be as good as your chances in any other part of your life.
That said, it’s important to understand the risks and benefits of spinal surgery in general.
Here are the main reasons why you might want to have a spinal operation.
Neurological risk There are a number of factors that can make spinal surgery more risky.
One is that the surgery itself could cause damage to your brain or spinal cord.
That could cause headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and even seizures.
Some of these are very serious and can even cause death.
Another risk is that spinal surgery might cause swelling and pain in the back.
There’s a good chance that you’ll develop nerve damage and be unable to walk.
You could also develop a degenerative disease called chronic spinal stenosis (CSST).
It can cause a variety of health problems and eventually cause death if left untreated.
These types of spinal problems can lead to severe pain and eventually lead to death.
Cardiovascular risk There’s also a higher risk for heart attack or stroke when you have a large number of spinal surgeries.
There have been a number that have been linked to the heart attack and stroke.
This includes the procedure known as spinal cord ligation, which is commonly performed in conjunction with spinal fusion surgery, and the procedure called spina bifida surgery.
Cancer risk While it’s true that spinal surgeries can increase your risk of cancer, the real risk comes from surgery itself.
A study published in the American Journal of Medicine in 2015 looked at more than 2,000 spinal surgeries that had been performed.
Researchers found that there was a 3.8 percent increase in risk of developing spinal cancer over a 20-year period, when a patient had a spinal fusion or spinal ligation.
Blood clot risk There is also a high risk of a blood clot developing on the spine when you’ve had spinal surgery, particularly when you’re a young person.
It’s also possible that a blood vessel in your spinal cord could become blocked.
It can also lead to a stroke.
While the risk of having spinal surgery is higher than the risk for any other medical procedure, you’re still at a much lower risk of dying.
This article originally appeared on The Wall St. Journal.
Learn more about spine surgery, spinal fusion, and spinal fusion procedures at The Wall STJ.