Spinal Decompression Centre - Melbourne Australia

significant increase in disability, opiate use, prolonged work loss, and poor return to work status after Spinal Fusion Surgery

Written by Dr. Ilan Sommer DC (USA) Melbourne Australia Decompression Centre: (research pearls)
Outcome of Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery:
CONCLUSION: “Lumbar fusion for the diagnoses of disc degeneration, disc herniation, and/or radiculopathy in a Work Cover setting is associated with SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN DISABILITY, OPIATE USE, PROLONGED WORK LOSS, AND POOR RETURN TO WORK STATUS”.
Then the question is: why is it recommended?