Multilvele Spinal Fusions

Multilevel spinal fusions are surgical procedures used to treat many types of spinal conditions, such as scoliosis or other types of spinal deformity,and low back pain from lumbar degenerative disc. Fusion of the spine refers to removing motion around or through a disc space by creating a bone bridge from one vertebra to the next. Fusion can be accomplished through several ways. Orange County orthopaedic surgeon Todd Peter, MD have the unique expertise in multilevel spinal fusions, which include:

Two-Level Fusion
Two-level spinal fusion may be an effective treatment for debilitating low back pain from two degenerated lumbar discs. This procedure is considered after extensive non-surgical and pain management approaches have been tried and proven ineffective.

Three-Level Fusion
Lumbar fusion of three or more levels of the low back is used as treatment for low back conditions.

Conditions Treated by Multilevel Spinal Fusions

  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated disks
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal tumors
  • Kyphosis

Benefits of Multilvele Spinal Fusions

  • Minimally invasive
  • Decompresses pinched spinal nerves or cord
  • Preserves motion range
  • Relieves pain
  • Quick recovery time

Orange County orthopaedic surgeon Todd Peters, MD specializes in motion-sparing-techniques in Newport Beach, CA to eliminate pressure on the spinal cord while preserving motion. Call (949) 383-4182 for appointment.