Instability, abnormal or unusual motion in the neck, chest or back can result in pain.
The goal of a fusion is to cause bone graft to grow between two vertebrae and stop the motion at a particular segment by adding bone graft to it. This results in one long bone rather than two separate vertebrae.
Not all patients who have spinal problems need spine fusions. Spinal fusion is reserved for patients who have spinal:
- spinal deformity
- painful degenerative pain.
Obviously, this is only after a patient has failed all conservative measures.
We will be happy to discuss with you all the potential treatment options.