Enjoy Activities Again with Lumbar Surgery in Central California
Low back pain can keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle. Many people find relief from pain and discomfort with lumbar surgery. At Dignity Health Central California, our orthopedic surgeons perform lumbar surgery at these local hospitals:
- Mark Twain Medical Center
- Memorial Hospital
- Mercy Hospital Downtown
- Mercy Hospital Southwest
- Mercy Medical Center Merced
- St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Learn more about low back pain treatment and how lumbar surgery can get help you heal and live without pain. Find a Doctor who offers care with humankindness for lumbar surgery in Central California.
Your Lumbar Spine Surgery at Dignity Health Central California
Our comprehensive orthopedic team offers personalized treatment to help you heal from low back pain. A range of spinal surgery procedures, such as lumbar fusion and lumbar discectomy, can help you live pain free and enjoy daily activities.
Two types of lumbar surgery include lumbar discectomy and lumbar fusion. A discectomy removes removes a damaged disc in your lower back. Fusion permanently joins two vertebrae.
Your doctor may recommend lumbar surgery for:
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumor
- Fracture of the lumbar spine
- Spinal instability
- Arthritis of your spine
- Fetal conditions
- Degenerated, ruptured, or herniated disc
Our orthopedic surgeons provide care with dignity and respect. Your doctor will discuss your goals for healing in order to provide the back surgery that’s right for you.
Spinal Surgery Procedures for Your Well-Being
Our orthopedic surgeons are committed to a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect. Depending on your specific spine condition, your doctor will use either open surgery or a minimally invasive procedure.
Following surgery, physical therapy will help your healing process. Your doctor will let you know if you need additional time in a rehabilitation center so that you can continue to heal your mind, body, and spirit.
To keep your back health and prevent future problems, follow these steps:
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Use good posture.
- Exercise to keep your back strong.
- Use proper movement, especially when lifting heavier objects.
To see if you are a good candidate for lumbar surgery, talk with an orthopedic expert at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California’s doctors provide personalized care for lumbar surgery in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.