Connect with Others:
All Spine Conditions
Degenerative Disc Disease
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Lower Back Pain
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Spinal Cord Injury
Sprains and Strains
Upper Back Pain
Drugs and Medications
Mental & Emotional Therapy
Find a Doctor
Exams and Tests
SpineUniverse en Español
Spine Specialist Center
Spine Image Library
Join Our Back Pain Community
Share your story. Ask questions. Get help!
SIGN UP NOW!
Cervical Artificial Discs
Lumbar Artificial Discs
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Spinal Conditions A-Z
Adult Spinal Deformity
Back Pain Options
Degenerative Disc Pain
Herniated Disc Pain
Strains or Sprains
All Lumbar Surgery Articles
Confusion About Spinal Fusion
The purpose of fusion surgery is to realign a spinal deformity and/or stabilize a segment of the spine to prevent painful motion (or micro-motion).
Maintaining Your Back for Your Lifetime
Describes how to maintain a healthy back after having undergone a spinal surgery.
Recovery from Lumbar Fusion Surgery
An excellent overview of what to expect following surgery, including basic recovery instructions.
Preparing For Lumbar Fusion Surgery
This article will help you prepare for your lumbar surgery. Hints on how to prepare your home, what to expect before admission and after admission for your lumbar surgery.
Discharge Instructions for Lumbar Fusion Surgery
Collar care instructions for patients who have undergone lumbar fusions (anterior, posterior) . Printed with permission from Todd Albert, M.D. of the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.
Surgery for Herniated Disc with Sciatica: Find the Right Surgeon, Ask the Right Questions
Assuming that surgery has been recommended for your lumbar herniated disc and sciatica, the first step in getting well and pain free is finding a surgeon who is a good fit for you.
Back Pain Treatment: Spine Surgery
Before having spine surgery, make sure you fully understand your back pain treatment options.
Coflex Device Shows ‘Similar to Superior’ Rates Compared to Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Stenosis
For moderate to severe lumbar stenosis, use of a motion-preserving stabilization device appears to be as effective as fusion when used in combination with decompression.
Laparoscopic Lumbar Spinal Techniques
Minimally invasive spine surgery may involve the use of endoscopes; devices that offer surgeons enhanced visualization capabilities that help to reduce complications, blood loss, and fusion disease.
Lumbar Laminectomy Animation
Watch this short video on lumbar laminectomy to better understand your spine surgery.
Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat spinal stenosis, a degenerative condition in which the spinal canal becomes narrowed and creates pressure on the spinal cord.
Spinal Tap Animation
A spinal tap is a procedure done to look for infection, cancers, and bleeding in this area by taking a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid. This video animation explains why the procedure is useful and will reassure patients.
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Surgery Treats Low Back Pain
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a type of spine surgery performed to relieve pain and other symptoms caused by a problem in the low back.
Open Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) - An Introduction
If a patient with serious, long-term low back pain is not helped by nonoperative programs, a surgical procedure such as anterior lumbar interbody fusion might be considered.
Transforaminal Selective Endoscopic Discectomy: Recovery, Complications, Procedure and Contraindications
An explanation of why selective endoscopic discectomy works as well as possible complications and contraindications.
Find a Back Pain Specialist Near You
All Spine Specialists
- Other Spine Specialists
Vertical Health Websites
Back Pain and Neck Pain Resources
Find a Spine Specialist
Back Pain Videos
SpineUniverse en Español
Policy and Contact
Partners and Sponsors
Vertical Health, LLC
This information is not designed to replace a physician's independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions or back problem. SpineUniverse does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use of the SpineUniverse.com site is conditional upon your acceptance of our
SHOW MAIN MENU
SHOW SUB MENU