This kind of procedure must be done by experienced specialists that use the latest and most advanced surgical techniques available. At the Marina Spine Center we can offer you the comprehensive spine services designed to restore your body’s functionality.
If you have to opt for a spine fusion surgery, rest assured that our highly respected surgeons can get your health back on track, adding the benefits of improving your physical fitness along with the quality of life.
Spinal surgery is performed in order to permanently join together 2 or more bones (vertebrae) in the spine so there is no movement between them.
The technique used in this intervention mimics the natural process during which bones heal. Spinal fusion means that a bone or a material that imitates the bone is placed between two vertebrae. In order to ensure that the vertebrae heal together as a unit, doctors use screws, rods or metal plates to bond the bones.
Spinal fusion surgery modifies your spine’s movement as parts of it become immobilized. Consequently, the vertebrae located near the fused portion will bear more pressure and strain. Also, the degeneration rate of that part of the spine may increase.
Spinal fusion may be done if you have:
The following series of steps are performed to complete a spinal fusion procedure:
Spinal fusion can be performed:
The vertebrae can be fused together in different ways:
The surgeon may get the bone graft from different places:
The primary reason for most back surgeries is to get relief from back pain. Spine fusion surgery comes with many additional benefits, including:
However, not everyone experiences a reduction in back pain after surgery. Because most back pain improves with time, surgeons recommend trying non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy before considering back surgery.
Spinal fusion is generally a safe procedure, but as with any surgery, it poses some potential risks such as:
Your spine will work differently after the surgery: the stress of the fused vertebrae will be placed on the adjacent areas. This can lead to additional damage and chronic pain due to the wearing and tearing of the vertebral joints located above and below the fusion.
Have you had consistent pain, particularly the kind that is associated with a weak and unstable spine? Have you tried non-invasive treatments without success? You may be a candidate for back surgery to relieve your symptoms for the long term. Call us at 888.600.5600 to find out more and schedule a consultation today!
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