The lumbar area of the spine bares much of the weight of the body when you walk, sit, or stand. While some complications of this region of the spine can be corrected using conservative, non-surgical treatment techniques, other issues must be addressed with lumbar surgery.
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This procedure is performed on patients that have severe cases of lumbar spinal stenosis that could not be cured with conservative treatment techniques. During this procedure, arthritic osteophytes are removed from the affected area of the spine. A microscope is used during this procedure to ensure that minimal damage is done to the muscular and skeletal tissues.
A discectomy is used to remove a disc that has become herniated in the lumbar area of the spine. Removing all or parts of the herniated disc can alleviate pain in the buttocks, legs, and back caused by pressure on the lumbar nerve.
Lumbar fusion is a surgical procedure during which two lumbar vertebrae are fused together to stop motion at a painful vertebral segment, decreasing the pain generated from a damaged joint. This procedure is usually performed in the case of degenerative disc disease or lumbar spondylolisthesis, but can also benefit individuals suffering from an unstable spine, fractures, scoliosis, or other spinal deformities.
Deformity correction can be used to address deformities like scoliosis and kyphosis that occur in the lumbar portion of the spine. The exact method of deformity correction that is used varies depending on the condition of the patient and the specific deformities being corrected.
A kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients suffering from compression fractures in the lumbar portion of the spine. This procedure can provide nearly instantaneous relief and stabilization of the vertebrae by using bone cement to strengthen and repair the lumbar fracture.
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion, or ALIF for short, is a procedure during which all or part of a herniated disc is removed from the lumbar portion of the spine. Following this removal, adjacent vertebrae are fused together using bone graft or bone graft substitute to compensate for lost disc height and bind the two vertebrae together.
Lateral lumbar interbody fusion, often abbreviated XLIF, is a minimally invasive procedure used to address leg or back pain caused by a degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, or other deformities in the lumbar region of the spine. This procedure fuses vertebrae in the lumbar area of the spine using a surgical approach from the side of the body rather than from the front or back, making it less invasive than similar procedures.
Instrument Guided Instrumentation and Fusion
Instrument guided instrumentation uses surgical procedures to implant metallic or nonmetallic devices into the spine to provide it with additional, permanent stability. Instrument guided spinal fusion uses a bone graft to cause two opposing bony surfaces to grow together.
Contact Innovative Spine today for more information about any of the above procedures. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve greater mobility and day-to-day satisfaction.