Dr. Sanjay Gupta

@drsanjaygupta

Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings

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answer: the bottom of the lumbar spine is slipped completely in front of the sacrum. patient needed a fusion operation.

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1824 days ago

answer: the bottom of the lumbar spine is slipped completely in front of the sacrum. patient needed a fusion operation.

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shoyeb 1760 days ago

I had a spinal fusion when I was 17. Before the operation, I couldn't walk, stand, drive, etc. without extreme pain down my right leg. I was diagnosed with spondilylolisthesis (sp). Alhamdulillah the operation was successful.

victorosh 1816 days ago

it looks more like a posterior displacement of the sacrum

SeemaSugandh 1820 days ago

oh my gosh that sounds painful. hope all is fused and better.

maggiesunnyday 1822 days ago

ataxia tremors, how to diagnos without family history and no insurance/

Dr_Tarzain 1823 days ago

spondylitisis, is it genetic?

beamoore61 1823 days ago

daniadiamond--Fusion meant a fusing together (to keep in place), in this case a section of the lumbar spine.

Mel_mero 1824 days ago

Ouch! I didn't need a fusion I just had 30% of my L4 disc removed. Felt so much better after I did

daniacleo 1824 days ago

what is a fusion?

Mitchells925 1824 days ago

I had a surgery in 2005 for almost exactly this same thing ! Painfully long recovery !

mokinbird01 1824 days ago

oh yea, i knew that.

RiverStorm 1824 days ago

looks same as my xrays.. ouch, ouch, ouch!