Spinal fusion is a procedure that can add stability, prevent stretching of nearby ligaments and nerves, and end the pain from movement or motion by joining vertebrae together to heal as a single vertebra.
Spinal fusions can be used on any section of the spine, but are most common at the lower, lumbar level. Common symptoms for candidates of spinal fusion include motion-based back pain, difficulty with balance during movement, and decreased stability, however, symptoms can vary by individual.
Most individuals who undergo a spinal fusion maintain their range of motion and improve flexibility with decreased pain.
In order to receive the surgery, the exact condition causing pain must be determined. There are several conditions that spinal fusions treat. Some of these conditions include:
If you think you are a candidate for robotic-assisted spinal fusion at The Institute for Robotic Surgery and are ready to get started on your path to pain-free living, please complete our treatment assessment below.
Spinal fusion can help alleviate back pain caused by any number of conditions. The experts at the Institute for Robotic Surgery often see the following common conditions in candidates for spinal fusion:
Candidates for spinal fusions have tried other treatments for their chronic back pain and have seen little to no results. Spinal fusions require candidates to be non-smokers who have not been diagnosed with arthritis with good quality bones for proper fusion.
If you have a confirmed spine condition, have not seen success or results with non-surgical treatments, you could be a candidate for a spinal fusion. To find out if you are a candidate for a spinal fusion, contact our Patient Advocates now or schedule a callback at a time that is convenient for you.