Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery & Recovery
At Axis Brian & Back Institute, we understand and can help the pain that you are going through. We specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery which is specially constructed to treat spine conditions with a lower infection risk and shorter recovery times than more traditional open back and open neck surgeries. Our patients will attest that we have helped provide solutions after years of chronic pain that took away their ability to perform even basic functions every day.
Our minimally invasive surgeries lead to shorter recovery time, less pain, and less scarring compared to more traditional procedures. Get BACK@IT and schedule your free MRI review today with Dr. Aryan, who will also go through your medical history to find the right treatment for you. We believe in crafting an individualized plan to help get you better.
About Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
In degenerative disc disease, the diseased disc impacts the surrounding nerves, creating instability in the spine because of the lack of support for the vertebrae above and below the disc. The PLIF procedure stabilizes the spine by fusing the vertebrae together with bone graft material, relieving the pressure and helping ease the pain.
The surgeon will access the damaged disc through an incision in the back, partially removing parts of the disc to relieve the pain, leaving behind part of the disc wall to help contain bone graft material. Bone grafts are placed to re-align the vertebral bones, releasing any pressure that had been experienced due to the damaged discs. The bone grafts will grow through and around implants, creating a bone bridge and fusing the vertebrae.
Our minimally invasive surgeries result in shorter recovery times to get you back on your feet. A high accuracy rate in diagnosing and fixing the problem is just one reason we have such a high patient recommendation rate. Contact us today to learn more about the PLIF and if it could be the right solution for you.
Frequent Symptoms Helped by Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Those experiencing degenerative disc diseases will often have different symptoms based on their medical history, the severity of the problem, and the area where the nerves are affected. However, there are a few common symptoms which typically experience relief after a PLIF procedure.
– Radiating pain – Leg and/or back pain is very common in patients suffering from degenerative disc diseases, due to the compression of the nerves around the damaged disc area. The pressure can cause chronic discomfort, especially when using those areas of the body.
– Problems with comfortable sleep – Because of the chronic pain, patients often have trouble getting good sleep while suffering from degenerative disc disease, which can be helped by relieving the pressure placed on the nerves.
– Numbness and tingling – Because of problems sending nerve signals to the correct areas, numbness and tingling sensations can be felt in the affected areas.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or pain, contact Dr. Aryan and our staff today to get you started on the road to recovery. Schedule your free MRI review so that we can find out what the problem is, and how to treat it. Don’t let pain control your life, get BACK@IT!