This surgical process, which corrects problems with the vertebrae (small bones) of the lumbar (lower back) spine, is essentially a “welding” process in which two or more vertebrae are fused together in order to heal into a single, solid bone.
This procedure – also known as decompression surgery – enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves by removing the lamina, the back part of a vertebra that covers the spinal canal.
Revision spine surgery is performed on certain patients to correct problems from earlier surgery when chronic pain is indicated even after surgery. The anterior lumbar fusion approach involves an incision through the belly in order to remove a disc, place a bone graft, and fuse the bones into one solid piece.
Dr. Bradley D. Ahlgren often performs surgery for traumatic injuries (fractures, dislocations, compressions, etc.) to one or more of your vertebrae in the lumbar region, as well as damage to the ligaments or discs of the spinal column or the spinal cord.
Lumbar Spine Treatments in Rochester Hills, Bad Axes, and Lapeer, Michigan
Why suffer from lower back pain when Dr. Ahlgren provides effective treatment that can help relieve your pain and restore your mobility? To learn more about our lumbar spine treatments, contact Ahlgren Spine today at (248) 215-8080 and schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ahlgren or use our appointment request form to arrange your visit.