Ohio Workers' Compensation long term outcomes after lumbar fusions found that only 26% RTW at 2 years and 41% increased analgesic requests, particularly opioids(with dubbing drug related death rate. published in peer-reviewed 'Spine'-please read entire paper-there is a link.Lead investigator from University of Cincinnati concluded that lumbar fusions are not effective.
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