Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, also known as anterior cervical decompression, is performed to treat a degenerated disc or herniated disc. This surgery consists of two separate processes. First, the affected disc is removed through a small incision. Then, a graft is placed in the space where the damaged disc was to fuse the vertebrae above and below. This procedure can alleviate pain, numbness, or weakness in the neck, back and arms.
Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF)
Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion is typically used to treat pain in the lower back that is caused by a pinched or compressed nerve. In this minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the side of the body to access the affected disc and then places a graft or spacer to stabilize the spine and remove pressure from the nerve. LLIF can provide relief from the pain, stiffness, and muscle weakness caused by a pinched lumbar nerve.
Posterior Cervical Fusion (PCF)
Posterior Cervical Fusion is a minimally invasive spinal surgery that may be used to treat a cervical fracture, deformed vertebra, or severely herniated disc. In this procedure a small incision is made in the back of the neck and the surgeon will fuse the vertebrae in order to provide stability to the spine, which can relieve pain.
Spine fusion, or spinal fusion surgery, refers to a number of different procedures that all share a goal of stabilizing the spine in order to alleviate pain and restore. The specialists at DFW are experienced in several techniques, including bone grafts. Technological advances have made it possible for spinal fusion surgery to be less invasive with a quicker recovery time than traditional spinal surgery. Spine fusion can provide relief to patients who suffer from neck or back pain that has not responded to other treatments.
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion may be used to treat herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, or degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will make an incision in the back and utilize a bone graft to fuse and stabilize the spine. This procedure can relieve lower back pain.
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If you’ve had an MRI but you are still experiencing pain, the specialists at DFW Spine Institute offer free review of your scans. If you are considering back surgery, a laser spine procedure, or spinal fusion, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about surgical or non-surgical treatment options for pain.
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