What Is Spinal Fusion Surgery?

If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, spinal fusion surgery could be the answer. This procedure is performed to correct a range of conditions, including herniated discs and osteoarthritis in the facet joints. This video explains more.

Watch this video to learn how spinal fusion surgery is performed and what conditions it can correct. During spinal fusion surgery, two vertebrae are joined together to stop the movement in the spine that is causing pain.  The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Most patients stay in the hospital for a few days after surgery.

If you’re suffering with back pain, make an appointment with a spine specialist at MK Orthopaedics to identify the cause and work out a treatment plan. You can schedule a consultation at our orthopaedic clinic by calling (815) 741-6900.

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