Spinal Fusion Surgery
About one in four Americans has experienced back pain within the past three months, making back pain one of the most common types of pain among adults. With severe enough back pain, a doctor may recommend spinal fusion surgery.
Spinal fusion surgery helps to create stability in the spine after a break, fracture or deterioration, but can also be used to treat problems such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs or other injuries.
There are a wide range of options for spinal fusion surgery, with surgical techniques that include fusion approached from the front and back. Spinal fusion surgery typically involves using the patient’s own bone for “bone grafting” to increase structural stability within the vertebrae. Other options are also available that include the use of metal rods, and screws to assist in the rehabilitation and healing of the fusion.
Following spinal fusion surgery, patients will require external bracing during the recovery. A hospital stay of one to two days is recommended along with an aggressive rehabilitation program under the guidance of a physical therapist to ensure that the patient makes a full and healthy recovery.
If you or someone you know has been recommended for spinal fusion surgery, then we welcome you to contact a representative at the Center for Advanced Spinal Care by filling out the form on the right-hand side of the page. By doing so, a representative will contact you to arrange a consultation or two further review if you are a candidate for the procedure.