Lumbar/Back Fusion Surgeries
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The lumbar region of the spine includes the lowest five vertebrae, L1 through
L5, at the base of the spine and just above the tailbone. Spine injuries
in the lumbar region are particularly common, as the vertebrae in the
lower back support the most body weight and are subject to extreme stresses
during bending, lifting and twisting motions.
If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury and now require surgery,
make sure you
call Biren Law Group to discuss your case.
Alternative Treatments to Back Surgery
Lumbar pain is first treated conservatively, with exercise, cold or heat
therapy, electrical stimulation, anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractic
or physical therapy, or epidural spinal injections. If these fail to alleviate
the symptoms, back surgery has to be considered.
Some common back surgery procedures include:
Discectomy: This procedure removes a small amount of material from the ruptured disc
so that it no longer impinges on a nerve or the spine. In some cases,
minimally invasive discectomies, called microdiscectomies or endoscopic
discectomies, may be appropriate. These procedures involve the insertion
of special, microscopic instruments and a camera into a small incision.
Laminectomy: This procedure is used to cut away a portion of the spiny process at
the end of a vertebra called the lamina. This may be done for decompression,
to free up the spine or nerve roots irritated by spinal stenosis or a
narrowing of the spinal cord canal, or to enable the surgeon to gain access
to deeper tissues.
Spinal fusion surgery: This procedure surgically links two or more vertebrae to increase stability
of the spine. The purpose of the surgery is to stop movement of the spine
at the point that is causing lower back pain.
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At Biren Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have helped
countless people obtain compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages
and medical care, and other related expenses. If you are in need of back
surgery, our team can fight to make sure your costs are covered by the
Suffering from back pain that was caused or worsened by an accident? Please
contact us today at (310) 896-4345 or
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