What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a procedure by which two bones in the spinal cord are joint together to eradicate any sort of movement between them thereby causing no pain while moving. The pain may be due to ageing or natural causes and it extends to legs and arms as well.

How is Spinal Fusion performed?

Anesthesia would be given to the patient undergoing this surgery. A cut or incision would help the surgeon to see the damaged area. Once the diagnosis has taken place, a graft ( artificial or natural) will be inserted in between the two bones causing problem to stop their movement.

They are also of two types:

1. Multiple level- Includes only one vertebrae segment that would be fixed. Also called lumbar Spinal Fusion.

2. Cervical Fusion- This is done near the neck area, so that due to a slip around it would not spread all over the spine thus damaging the whole of it.

Who needs Spinal Fusion?

Once the spine is subjected to fractures or injury, or due to the weakness the spine is infected or damaged, spinal fusion may have to be carried out. Spondylolisthesis, a condition where the spine slips on top of another or arthritis in spine are the major reasons why this surgery may have to take place.

HealthKhoj helps patients to confirm if patient really need this procedure by providing second opinion from specialist.

Who is not a candidate of Spinal Fusion?

A person not healthy enough will be out rightly rejected because he wouldn’t manage to take the whole process so easily. With physical therapy if the spine becomes stable or tends to, even that person may not go through the surgery. Medications in certain circumstances especially in cases of infections can become useful thereby reducing the chances of spinal fusion taking place.

What are the results of Spinal Fusion ?

A week or so in the hospital is mandatory to keep a check on the recovery process. This surgery is very helpful against spine related pain but to keep it that way, a person has to change his lifestyle extensively and avoid any sort of problems caused because of over-eating, not exercising or smoking.

What is the approval process for Spinal Fusion ?

Once the pain becomes so excessive that even while resting it becomes impossible to bare back pain over a period of time can result in the doctor to perform X-rays and other scans. If any of the problems mentioned above peeps out i.e. infection or any slip of a bone onto another, a surgery will be recommended right away.

What are the risks of Spinal Fusion ?

The following may be the risks involved during the surgery:

1. Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs

2. Heart attack or stroke during the surgery.

3. Infections to lungs, kidney or bladder

4. Damaged spinal nerve

Indicative costs

Spinal fusion can be a costly procedure and it varies from Hospital to Hospital. HealthKhoj will provide you cost estimate of procedure at multiple Hospitals.

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