Spine Fusion Surgery
Sometimes a simple wear and tear in the spine may result in excruciating pain. When even medication, rest and physiotherapy fail to show any positive sign; your doctor may suggest for Spinal Fusion. The term ‘Spinal Fusion’ refers to the surgical procedure wherein two bones for the vertebrae are joined together resulting in zero movement between them. The procedure helps in relief from pain in the spinal segment. In some cases, the procedure is conducted through ‘Minimally Invasive Key Hole Techniques’ (MITLIF). However, open surgeries are also used in certain cases.
Why should I go for Spine Fusion Surgery?
The Spine Fusion Surgery is a decompressing procedure which stabilizes the spine. The surgery can be recommended by doctors to treat different conditions resulting in severe pain or inability in movement in spine at lumbar, cervical or thoracic areas.
Spine bears a lot of stress and is responsible for all the functioning of a human body. Sometimes components of spine may start deteriorating which is also referred to as Spine degeneration or regression. It can happen at any stage of life and due to any ailment or accident. The most common reason may include:
- Spinal Tumor
- Spinal Disc Herniation
- Deteriorating disc problem
- Vertebral fracture
- Any other health issues
Procedure for Spine Fusion Surgery
The doctor makes an incision through stomach or back and to decompress the spine by packing bone substitute or screws/plates/rods to fuse the two affected vertebrae.
- Neurologic defect
- Urinary retention
- Damage to surrounding nerves