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Spine pain can leave people in severe pain, and unable to take part in life the way they used to be. However, not all surgeries to relieve this back pain have to be very invasive. Consulting a surgeon for lumbar disc degeneration is the best way to see if there is anything that can be done through non-surgical treatment before moving forward to look into surgical options. Nobody has to suffer forever with back pain, there are procedures that can give people back their livelihood. However, once patients have gone through several types of non-surgical treatment, artificial disc replacement may be the next option.
This involves completely removing and replacing a disc in the lumbar spine. Spinal fusion is another option, but it doesn’t offer the same results as disc replacement. Disc replacement offers a better range of motion, and it can even get rid of the pain that could be caused by a pinched disc. It’s also a somewhat simpler surgery, there are no screws used or bone grafts. Those suffering from lumber disc degeneration may finally be able to get some relief with a new artificial disc. It will remove the pressure that has been causing pain along nerves or along the spinal cord. In some cases though, there are non-surgical treatments that can also improve movement and reduce pain. People can also look into less invasive surgeries to help to alleviate their symptoms without having a major surgery. Continue reading
Infuse Bone Graft is a manufactured bone growth protein that mimics a natural protein in the human body. It is used to form implants that can foster the growth of bone mass. Its uses encompass various areas of bone grafting that include maxillofacial bone grafting procedures. Below are some of the approved uses of Infuse Bone Graft.
Degenerative Disc Repair:
Chronic back pain is a debilitating and life altering condition that affects millions of people all over the world and it is estimated that about 35 million Americans go through this pain that stems from injuries, trauma or wear and tear of discs or ligaments in the spine area or vertebrae.
The vertebrae are separated by discs which provides cushion to the joints and bones. These discs can degenerate due to injury, normal wear and tear or poor body posture. Pain in the back, neck or legs is the first signal that something is gone wrong with the spine, be it a spinal disorder or a degenerative disc. Continue reading
Spine Functional anatomy includes the vertebrae that make up your spine which contains 33 bony vertebrae. The vertebrae are responsible for allowing you to bend, twist, stand upright and bend whilst protecting the spinal cord from injury.
The lumbar part of the spine which is at the lower portion of your back consists of five vertebrae named L1-L5. The lumbar vertebrae are larger than others because their main function is to carry your weight. Your natural spinal curves work together to absorb shock and maintain balance allowing a full range of motion.
The core stability of your body is controlled by several parts of your body. Often thought to just involve the stomach, abdomen and pelvis the most important part of your stability and posture is maintained by your lumbar spine. The strength of the muscles and bones in your core are imperative to your ability to stabilize body movement providing the strength needed for everything from daily activities to active sports. Continue reading