What is Spinal fusion?
Spinal fusion is surgery which resolve problems by connecting of small bones in spine . this surgery perform to fuse two or more vertebrae , then it made in to a single , solid bone . in fact function of this surgery is remove pain or restore stability to the spine.
Who need spinal fusion surgery ?
Some times patient have pain , almost in back , but they don’t know the reason . medicine , massage , physical therapy , haven’t helped to remove pain , then neurologist will check your scans , x-ray , MRI , and exactly know where is the problem and pain so recommended spinal fusion surgery .
How does spinal fusion surgery done ?
Spinal fusion surgery is done in two method :
• anterior lumbar inter body fusion : doctor start from belly
• posterior fusion : doctor start from back
After doctor make cut on certain area , to see spine he have to moved muscles and structures and removed painful and damage joints between disk . doctor to keep disk from moving and connect disc ,use screws , rods , graft from another parts of body .
Bone graft almost get from hip or pelvis of patients body , or bone gets from another person .
This surgery take about few hours .
What happen after surgery ?
After surgery patient must stay in hospital for several days , must use medicine pains, and some tubes attached to patient for fluids antibiotic and pain medicine , then physical therapist will teach patients , how to get out of bed , sit on a chair , walk around .
What should do after spinal fusion surgery ?
After leave hospital Patient must follow physical therapy plan . when the back get better avoid heavy activity , twisting and bending .
It take about six month to a year to be healthy.
Spinal fuse surgery is perform with low price and high result in equipped hospital and sub professional neurologist doctor in Iran.
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