Spinal Stabilization Surgery: What Does It Involve?

Spinal Stabilization Surgery

Spinal stabilization becomes necessary to treat a number of spine conditions. The degree of stabilization required depends on the severity of the problem and the assessment done by your surgeon. Spinal stabilization surgery involves inserting instruments such as screws and plates in the back of your spine to stabilize it and facilitate fusion after decompression.

Why You Would Need Spinal Stabilization Surgery

Spinal stabilization surgery is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Trauma from an auto or sports-related injury
  • Trauma due to falling from a high place, resulting in spinal compression, fractures, and other conditions
  • Degenerative conditions such as scoliosis and herniated discs
  • Spinal fractures from bone loss due to osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal tumors

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