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Lumbar Fusion 2017-05-22T15:12:50+00:00

Bulging disc before and after a laminectomy.

What is a lumbar fusion?

A lumbar fusion is a surgical procedure that is performed in the area of the lower back known as the lumnbar region. During a lumbar fusion disc material is removed and bone graft is inserted into the disc space to act as a bridge or scaffold on which the bone can grow. Screws and rods are inserted to stabilize the spine while the treated area heals and fusion occurs. The ultimate goal of the procedure is to restore spinal stability.

Used To Treat These Conditions

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease

A spinal disc that is damaged through the normal process of aging, causing back pain and other problems.

Thinning Disk

Thinning Disk

As we age, the soft cushion-like discs between vertebrae begin to deteriorate.  The outer wall becomes brittle and weak.

Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is most often an age-related condition, resulting from the normal wear and tear of the body.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis

People with scoliosis suffer from an irregular s-shaped curve of the spine. In most cases, it’s mild and hardly noticeble.

Vertebrae Fracture

Vertebrae Fracture

When one or more bones in the spine break it’s known as a vertebrae fracture or spinal fracture.

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis

When a bone in the spine slips forward and out of place, it’s know as spondylolisthesis.

Bulging Disc

Bulging Disc

When a disc is damaged through normal wear and tear or injury and bulges to one side of the spinal canal.

Spine Tumors

Spine Tumors

Spine tumors  can push on the nerve tissue causing a range of symptoms from minor aches and discomfort to debilitating pain.

How will I feel after surgery?

The majority of patients will notice immediate improvement of some or all of their symptoms while other symptoms may improve more gradually. A positive attitude and following your doctor’s post-surgery instructions will contribute to a satisfactory outcome. Most patients return to their regular activities within a few weeks.

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