Is chronic back pain keeping you from living life comfortably? Subach Spinal Solutions is led by Dr. Subach who excels in many spinal procedures including anterior lumbar interbody fusion. If you are ready to reclaim a greater peace of mind from chronic back pain, be sure to schedule your consultation and learn more about this advanced procedure.
What is anterior lumbar interbody fusion?
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion is a procedure wherein the spine is fused together in order to alleviate back pain. This essentially works by fusing two bones (or vertebra) together, so that the movement between them–which causes the discomfort– ceases. A spacer will be added between the vertebrae where the disk used to be, so that there is no longer friction between them. As this is an anterior procedure, the spine is accessed through the abdomen, which is recommended as it allows for a quicker recovery and an easier treatment.
Is this procedure right for me?
In the name ‘anterior lumbar interbody fusion’, the lumbar element refers to the lower back and as such, this could benefit you if you experience moderate to severe lower back pain. The most common reasons for this procedure is degenerative disk disease, neoplasia, radiculopathy, and other spinal abnormalities.If you have been diagnosed with any conditions relating to the vertebrae in your lower back, you may benefit from anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
What are the advantages?
One of the main benefits of an anterior lumbar interbody fusion is that it helps to relieve back pain caused by nerve problems and vertebrae movement. If you have been diagnosed with a spinal condition that has caused consistent pain and discomfort, then anterior lumbar interbody fusion could help to decrease or even eliminate this. Most people who have this procedure done note that they experience a more comfortable quality of daily life.
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: What Can I Expect?
Prior to procedure, all patients will consult with Dr. Subach to properly determine if this treatment may be right for them. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion usually takes a few hours; patients will remain in hospital care for a few days afterwards. While the abdomen may be tender for a day or two afterwards, the pain experienced after anterior lumbar interbody fusion is usually minimal. It’s very important to rest after the procedure and follow aftercare instructions provided to you. Dr. Subach and his team will continually check on your regarding your recovery.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you suffer from lower back pain, particularly pain where the cause has been noted as degenerative disk disease, neoplasia, or any of the other spinal conditions listed above, then anterior lumbar interbody fusion could dramatically improve your quality of life. If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, contact us at Subach Spinal Solutions and schedule your initial consultation.