The lumbar discs are the shock absorbers of the back. When they wear out, or thin out, they can cause various issues, like arthritis, discogenic back pain, radiating pain down the legs, and in extreme cases, small amounts of spinal instability.
Lumbar fusion protocol is a solution to these problems.
What is the lumbar fusion protocol?
Lumbar fusion protocol is a surgical procedure that involves removing the diseased disc and restoring its height. A cage is then placed in its place. This allows the regrowth of bone, eventually fusing it into one large bone.
Lumbar fusion protocol helps to address back problems by stabilizing the spine and preventing further degeneration of the discs.
What are the different approaches to lumbar fusion protocol?
There are different approaches to lumbar fusion protocol, including anterior (through the front), lateral (through the side), and posterior (through the back). Dr. Berg prefers to tailor the options to the patient and their anatomy and the eventual goals of the surgery. He makes recommendations but leaves the decision up to the patient.
What is the recovery process like?
The recovery process for lumbar fusion protocol can vary depending on the patient and the type of procedure. However, in general, patients can expect to stay in the hospital for a few days and then continue their recovery at home. They will need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for several weeks or even months, depending on the extent of the surgery. Physical therapy may also be necessary to help regain strength and mobility.
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Lumbar fusion protocol may be the solution for patients suffering from back pain. Contact our office for a consultation, and Dr. Berg will tailor a treatment plan to fit your needs.