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 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. 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.
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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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.
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