Medical Moment: Fuse trial - Better backs faster?

Published: Nov. 9, 2020 at 5:40 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - It’s a common complaint that can cause tremendous back pain and loss of function.

In today’s Medical Moment, surgeons are testing a new way of fixing damaged discs.

It’s a common condition as we age, degenerative disc disease refers to the wear and tear on the ligaments in our back and neck.

But now, as Martie Salt reports, doctors are testing a new minimally invasive procedure for fusing discs and alleviating pain.

The doctor says ideal candidates for the study are people with significant pain requiring surgery.

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