The spine surgeons at OrthoTexas, Frisco specialize in treating various orthopedic conditions of the upper, middle as well as lower back. They also hold extensive experience in performing lumbar spine surgery to help patients find relief from problems in the lower back.

Lumbar Spine Surgery

Lumbar spine surgery can be used to describe a procedure performed to treat the orthopedic conditions affecting any of the L1 to s1 levels of the spinal vertebrae. The surgery is aimed at correcting the pain causing problems in the bones, tendons, muscles and tissues in the lumbar spine. The lower back is responsible for bearing a large part of the total body weight. Thus, any sort of pain and discomfort in the lumbar spine can cause severe obstruction in carrying out activities of daily life. Lumbar spine surgery can help the patients find relief from such symptoms and pain.

Lumbar Spine Surgery Techniques

  • Lumbar Decompression: This surgery is aimed at relieving the pressure on the spinal nerves caused due to a pinched nerve. Decompression procedure can help to treat two main orthopedic conditions, lumbar spinal stenosis and lumbar herniated disc. During the procedure, the spine surgeon removes a portion of the disc material to release pressure and provide more room for the nerves to heal. The most common types of spinal decompression procedures are laminotomy, laminectomy and microdiscectomy.
  • Spinal Fusion: The surgery is perform to provide relief from the pain in the lower back caused due to orthopedic conditions such as Spondylolisthesis or Degenerative Disc Disease. During the procedure, the spine surgeon uses a graft to restrict movement of the painful vertebra and, subsequently, decrease pain.

Lumbar Spine Surgery: The Procedure

Depending upon the number and the severity of vertebrae damaged, a lumbar spine surgery may take up to 2 to 6 hours to be performed. During the procedure, the spine surgeon may remove all or part of the vertebrae or fuse two or more bones to relieve pressure from the spinal nerves and nerve roots.

Benefits of Lumbar Spine Surgery

  • Relief from pain and discomfort
  • Increased activity
  • Better physical fitness
  • Improved range of motion
  • Shorter recovery period
  • Increased spine strength and stability
  • Treat congenital spinal deformities
  • Relief from degenerative conditions of the spine

For more information about Lumbar Spine Surgery and its benefits, visit OrthoTexas Frisco. To schedule an appointment with the spine surgeons, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.