Degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, degenerative scoliosis, and other such spinal disorders can cause nerve compression, leading to lower back pain, weakness, tingling sensations, numbness, and other symptoms. Lateral interbody fusion is a minimally invasive technique that addresses the root cause of your painful symptoms and restores spinal stability without disrupting abdominal muscles. Dr. Salari specializes in the latest minimally invasive techniques to address your concerns without excessive downtime.
When is Lateral Interbody Fusion Needed?
Lateral interbody fusion is meant for patients with degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative scoliosis, i.e., spinal disorders that cause nerve compression. These conditions narrow the space between the vertebrae, thus applying pressure on the spinal nerve, leading to numbness, weakness, tingling, and painful symptoms. Your surgeon may recommend this procedure if all other conservative treatments have failed to relieve the symptoms and your condition continues worsening.
Contact Dr. Salari for Lateral Interbody Fusion
Dr. Ben Salari is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery. He uses the latest diagnostic tools, such as CT scans and MRI scans, to identify the root cause of your problems and curate a personalized treatment plan. His treatments start with conservative solutions, such as physical therapy, rest, and medications, and he only recommends lumbar spine surgery if all non-invasive options fail to yield the desired results.
For more information about lateral interbody fusion, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Salari at our state-of-the-art offices in Morristown, Hackettstown, Sparta, or Randolph in New Jersey.