Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute Blog

My doctor recommended a lumbar fusion. Are there alternatives?

A spinal fusion surgery is an extensive procedure that requires a rejection of any future consideration of less invasive alternatives. Often, a spinal fusion is offered before less invasive alternatives can be considered. Dr. Rappard discusses what some less invasive alternatives to spinal fusion might be. These alternative can treat back pain while providing a rapid recovery and maintaining the normal stability and motion of the spine.

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