Lumbar Fusion: Everything You Need to Know

We offer many different surgical services at William Capicotto MD. Lumbar fusion is one of them.

Lumbar fusion is a surgical procedure that is used to treat chronic back pain. This type of surgery is also referred to as lumbar spinal fusion. A lumbar fusion is performed when there is damage to the discs between the vertebrae in your lower back, or when there is instability in the spine. In some cases, a lumbar fusion may be recommended if you are experiencing leg pain, numbness, or tingling sensations.

x-ray lumbar spondylosis

The goal of a lumbar fusion is to relieve pain and improve spine stability. This type of surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to go home the same day as your surgery. Recovery from a lumbar fusion can take several months. During this time, it is important to avoid activities that put too much strain on your back.

There are several risks associated with a lumbar fusion, including infection, bleeding, and blood clots. There is also a risk that the bones in your spine will not fuse together properly. It is important to discuss these risks with your doctor before having surgery.

If you are experiencing chronic back pain, a lumbar fusion may be an option for you. This type of surgery can provide relief from pain and improve spine stability. At William Capicotto, we  offer Lumbar fusions, Anterior Lumbar Fusion, Lateral Lumbar Fusion, and Posterior Spinal Fusions.  The type of lumbar fusion will depend on your pain and diagnosis. You can watch a video of an Anterior Lumbar Fusion on our website.

Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.