Surgery on the lower back, including a discectomy and spinal fusion, is known as lumbar surgery. While a discectomy involves removing a spinal disc, spinal fusion permanently joins two vertebrae together. It takes a trained orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon to correctly perform lumbar surgery.
Dignity Health North State hospitals are equipped with skilled staff and modern technology to offer and expertise in lumbar surgery in Northern California. Find a Doctor online to learn how lumbar surgery can benefit you.
Benefits of Spinal Fusion Surgery
Chronic back, leg, and hip pain from lower back conditions are all good reasons to have spinal fusion surgery. This procedure welds together two vertebrae, which eliminates motion in your spine and decreases lower back pain.
Lumbar surgery can heal symptoms of the following conditions:
What to Expect: Lumbar Fusion at Dignity Health North State
Your spinal fusion surgery may take one to three hours and happen in one of our hospitals or state-of-the-art surgery centers. For a quicker recovery, our orthopedic surgeons can perform spinal fusion as a minimally invasive operation. Your doctor will let you know if you are a good candidate for a less invasive surgical operation.
It may take up 12 weeks for a full recovery. During this time, you may stay in a rehabilitation center where a dedicated team of orthopedic specialists can monitor and ensure you heal quickly and safely. Or, you may benefit from our outpatient physical therapy program where you learn to strengthen and protect your back after surgery.
Contact Dignity Health North State to schedule lumbar surgery in one of our surgical centers.
Dignity Health North State offers trusted spinal fusion surgery in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.