Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is a procedure used to address spinal conditions that relate to the small bones of the spine. At the Spine Physicians Institute our patients have seen a great deal of success in dealing with various conditions using these procedures throughout our Dallas, Red Oak, Irving and Plano offices. The basic premise of spine fusion surgeries is that by fusing together specific areas of the spine together that they will heal together or “fuse” into a healthy solid state.

The first step to determining whether or not this particular procedure will be effective is to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition so that the spine surgeon can determine the exact source of your pain. In order to accomplish this we will more than likely utilize diagnostic imaging such as x-ray, CT and MRI technologies. The images that your doctor will get from these images will help identify the underlying issues and assess whether spine fusion surgery is the best possible option.

For more questions about this procedure we welcome patients to give us a call at any of our Dallas, Irving, Red Oak or Plano office locations to schedule an appointment.

  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

    Traditionally, there are a few ways to fuse the spine. One of these ways is known as interbody fusion. Interbody fusion is fusion of two vertebrae between the vertebral bodies (main trunk of the vertebra) in the anterior column (front part of the spine). In order to fuse two vertebrae together

  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty

    As a patient suffering from unremitting low back pain, if at least six months of aggressive conservative (nonsurgical) treatment has failed to help, and especially if the pain and other symptoms are making it difficult to complete everyday activities, then surgery can be considered to relieve the pain and restore

  • Post Lateral Lumbar Fusion

    During the initial few months following a spine fusion, it is best to avoid excess motion and stress at the fused segments. It is during this time that the fusion bone mass is becoming established. Certain types of movement to avoid include:

    • Excess lifting (anything over 10 to 15 pounds)
    • Bending
    • Twisting
    Sometimes the