Spinal fusion relieves symptoms of several back problems that includes –
The surgical procedure of spinal fusion takes several hours to complete. Spinal fusion involves different methods –
Spinal fusion is used for treating fractures along with many other problems. It also treats the problem of spinal stenosis and age-related spinal problems.
Cervical spinal fusion, also referred to as arthrodesis, is performed for permanently linking two or more adjacent vertebrae together. The spinal disc is present in between each vertebrae, that works like a cushion enabling some movement between each vertebrae. Usually the procedure of cervical fusion is done as spinal disc is resulting in many problems by pushing on a nerve known as a disc herniation. There are a number of ways by which cervical spinal fusion is done -
The term ‘spinal decompression surgery' is basically done for different procedures that provide relief from many symptoms caused by compression or pressure, to the nerve roots or spinal cord. Thickened joints, bony growths, collapsed disc or bulging and loosened ligaments can narrow the openings of spinal nerve and the spinal canal, resulting in irritation. The nerve compression symptoms are –
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