What is the latest method to stabilize the lumbar spine

Posted by rick3649 @rick3649, Nov 2 10:42pm

Is there an alternative to screws and rods to stabilize the lower lumbar spine?

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@rick3649 Rick, welcome to Connect. I am a cervical spine surgery patient. While we wait for other members to ioin the conversation, would you be able to share your diagnosis? I'm guessing that you may be consulting a surgeon about your options.



rick3649 It all depends on how bad your back is and degree of insult. The newest titanium cages I don’t believe require screws but uncertain. I had my fusion L4-S1 in 1990 and it has progressed greatly since then. I’d stay away from surgery until it was your last resort for pain or stability control.

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