Fusion of the Lumbar Spine
By Ehren Allen, PT, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
What is a Fusion of the Lumbar Spine?
A fusion of the lumbar spine is a procedure which connects 2 or more bones (vertebrae) in the low back. An Orthopedic Spine Surgeon performs a fusion surgical procedure. This lumbar spine can be fused from the front, the back, or the side.
This procedure is typically an option of choice when other conservative options do not help to alleviate low back and leg symptoms. It may be the course of treatment for severe disk degeneration, stenosis, arthritis, or instability. If you want to learn more about the anatomy of the spine, please go to this VIDEO.
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