The minimally invasive 360 fusion (ALIF & PLF) procedure fuses affected portions of the spine by approaching both the front and back of the patient’s body to restore spinal stability and offering pain relief.
For patients experiencing persistent pain and spinal instability, the 360 fusion (also known as an anterior/posterior lumbar fusion) offers stability by fusing together affected areas of lumbar spine to minimize the pain-causing unstable or abnormal movement. This minimally invasive procedure is actually two procedures in one by is approaching the lumbar spine from both the front (anterior) and the back (posterior), and is known for producing high success rates for patients.
Spinal cord stimulation offers patients highly effective pain relief of the neck, arms, back, and legs when other surgical procedures and nonoperative methods are not viable options for patients. Spinal cord stimulation can also be an option for patients that have experienced or been diagnosed with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).
As with any type of surgical procedure, each patient’s individual case must be evaluated by a physician and should be considered after nonoperative treatments have failed to provide relief, such as physical therapy, medications, or spinal injections.
Candidates for spinal cord stimulation can be patients suffering from spine conditions that cause pain affecting a wide range of areas of the body, including the neck, back, arms and legs, or after surgical attempts to resolve this pain.
This unique approach to pain management makes it important for Dr. Bruggeman to review each case and medical history to evaluate if spinal cord stimulation is the right option for your spine condition.
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