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Lumbar Spine

Lumbar Spine

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Anterior Lumber Fusion with Cages An operation done on the front of the lower spine which helps two or more bones grow together into one solid bone. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Used to treat problems such as disc degeneration, spine instability and deformities in the curve of the spine. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Back Care Boot Camp Without information about how to practice good spine health, patients are at risk for having increasing problems with low back pain and are more apt to eventually develop disabling back pain. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Low Back Pain

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Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement A device or implant used to replace a diseased or damaged intervertebral disc. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Changes in discs that lead to back pain. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Disc Herniation Caused when material at the center of the disc has squeezed out of its normal space. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Discectomy A surgical procedure to remove part of a problem disc in the low back. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Facet Joint Arthritis Arthritis in the joints that link vertebrae together. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Laminectomy A surgical procedure to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves caused by narrowing of the spinal canal. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis A condition in which the nerves in the spinal canal are closed in, or compressed. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Spine Anatomy Knowing the main parts of your low back and how these parts work is important as you learn to care for your back problem. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Spondylolistheses A condition in which one of the spine bones slips forward over the one below it. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Lumbar Spondylolysis Occurs when a crack forms in the bony ring on the back of the spinal column. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Piriformis Syndrome Problems in the piriformis muscle can cause pain in the sciatic nerve. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Posterior Lumbar Fusion A surgical procedure that joins two or more bones together at the back of the spine. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion A procedure used to treat problems such as disc degeneration, disc herniation, and spine instability. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Occurs when the quality of the sacral bone has become insufficient to handle the stress of weight bearing. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Pain in the sacroiliac joint located in the lower spine. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Treatment Guildelines for Low Back Pain Learn more about how low back pain is treated. Learn more... Download a printable PDF

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