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Lumbar Surgery

Everything you do during the day, once you stand upright, tests the spine's ability to support your body weight. Over time, these repeated daily stresses and minor injuries could add up and begin to affect the discs in your spine. As they accumulate, the disc eventually begins to suffer from the wear and tear. It begins to degenerate and may cause discogenic low back pain. Discogenic pain is a term back specialists use when referring to pain caused by a damaged intervertebral disc. A degenerating disc may cause pain as the disc begins to degenerate and there is some evidence that the disc itself becomes painful. Movements that place stress on the disc may result in low back pain that may extend into the buttocks area and even as far as the upper thigh. There are several procedures that can be performed to relieve back pain. When all conservative methods have failed, lumbar surgery may be performed. Some different types of lumbar surgery include lumbar decompression surgeries and lumbar fusion. Many patients will notice immediate improvement after the surgery is performed; however, several months of rehabilitation are still needed to gain all of the benefits of the surgery.

Duration: 01:12
Licence: All rights reserved
Original Language: English
Published: 11/17/2015
Diseases and Conditions: Lumbar fusion / Lumbar Laminectomy / Surgery
Format: 3D Animation

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