This Guide introduces you to bone growth stimulation (BGS) as a therapy after spinal fusion. Your surgeon can prescribe BGS for your use as a supplemental treatment after a cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back) spine surgery that includes a fusion procedure or, as a non-surgical treatment of failed fusion.
Could an SI joint problem cause your low back pain? Lower back pain can be caused by many disorders including degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, trauma, pregnancy, childbirth, hip problems, and the sacroiliac joint.
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This spine surgery is minimally invasive because surgery is performed through one or more small incisions or punctures through which tubular retractors or an endoscope is inserted. MIS helps to reduce the risk of infection and decrease pain, facilitates faster recovery, and improves back muscle function.
The purpose of the Spinal Tumor Patient Guide is to provide patients, their family members and care givers information that is easy to understand. Here you will learn about spinal tumors, how and where they develop, the diagnostic process, and treatment.