Advanced Spine and Pain Centers
Orthopedic Specialists & Pain Management Specialists located in Stafford, VA & Fairfax, VA
If you fear surgery on your spine but continue to suffer from spinal pain, the doctors at Advanced Spine and Pain Center in Fairfax County, VA, Stafford, VA & the Greater Baltimore, MD Area offer an effective, minimally invasive spinal fusion procedure to help restore your quality of life. If you’re looking for options to ensure you have a pain-free future, schedule a consultation online today.
Spinal Fusion Q&A
What is a spinal fusion?
Your doctor may recommend a spinal fusion to stabilize a spine weakened by disease or injury permanently. The procedure involves the connection of two or more vertebrae to prevent them from moving and mimics your body’s natural healing process.
Traditional spinal fusions involve significant surgical risks. At Advanced Spine and Pain Center, the experienced doctors utilize innovative, minimally invasive spinal fusion techniques.
What conditions will a spinal fusion treat?
Your doctor may recommend a spinal fusion if your spine needs stabilization due to disease or injury. Spinal fusions also correct both lumbar and cervical spinal problems and reduce spine-related pain.
You may benefit from a spinal fusion if you have:
- Spinal deformities
- Broken vertebrae
- A herniated disc
- Spinal weakness
If you suffer from other spinal disorders or disease, your doctor may recommend a spinal fusion as a permanent solution after other therapies have failed.
What happens during a spinal fusion?
Spinal fusion is an outpatient procedure. After administering a general anesthesia, your surgeon makes tiny incisions in your back, neck, or side to gain access to your spinal area. Using precision surgical tools, your surgeon mends the bones of your spine together with small screws and rods.
After a period of recovery, you can go home to recuperate. Your doctor recommends limiting physical activity for several days following the procedure. You may also have to abstain from some activities, including heavy lifting, for several weeks.
What are the benefits of a spinal fusion?
After a minimally invasive spinal fusion, you should experience a significant decrease in pain as you heal. Your surgeon does not cut through tissue or bone.
Other benefits of a spinal fusion include:
- Improved functionality
- Fast results
- Less recovery time
- Quick return to normal activities
A spinal fusion offers permanent support for your spine, and the procedure causes very few side effects or complications.
What are the risks of a spinal fusion?
A spinal fusion efficiently stabilizes your spine but results in some limitation of movement due to the nature of the procedure. Risks associated with a spinal fusion include infection or bleeding at the incision site.
If you want to find out whether a spinal fusion can help your chronic back pain, schedule an evaluation online today.
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