Fusion of the Lumbar Spine

By Ehren Allen, PT, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

What is a Fusion of the Lumbar Spine?

The quick answer is a fusion of the lumbar spine is a procedure that 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.  A fusion of the spine or back can be done with several different surgical techniques.  To find out which procedure would be best for you, talk to one of our orthopedic spine specialists.

Lumbar Spinal Fusion performed by orthopedic surgeon.

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This procedure is typically an option when other conservative options do not help 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.

The spine can be repaired by an orthopaedic surgeon.

Anatomy of the Spine.

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JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP fracture and injury care. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000.

To schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic Spine Specialist, please call JOI-2000, schedule online at JOI.NET, or click the link below.

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