If you have experienced persistent lower back or leg pain or spinal instability and conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, and injections have not provided relief, the 360 fusion (ALIF & PLF) approach may be the right option for your unique case.
Evaluating the causes of your instability and pain must be done by your physician to see if this if the dual approach is appropriate for your condition. Describing the sensations of pain, such as chronic lower back pain or radiating nerve pain, and the triggers of the pain, like increases of pain when sitting or bending forward, can help your doctor determine if a 360 fusion (ALIF & PLF) is a recommended choice for pain relief.IS 360 fusion (ALIF & PLF) RIGHT FOR ME?
Patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or fractures of the lumbar spine can be considered candidates for this 360 fusion (ALIF & PLF). If conservative treatment methods such as physical therapy, medications, or spinal injections have failed to provide relief, Dr. Bruggeman will help determine the best treatment plan for your spine condition.
When considering the 360 fusion (ALIF & PLF) Dr. Bruggeman may require diagnostic procedures of the lumbar spine, including X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and/or a discogram. Understanding the extent of damage or deterioration to the spine will help determine if a 360 fusion (ALIF & PLF) is the right treatment option for your unique case.do i qualify for 360 fusion (ALIF & plf)?