Orthopedics

Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion surgery can help reduce pain, restore function, straighten the spine and improve quality of life for people whose chronic back pain has not responded to conservative treatments. This surgery permanently joins two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the back and prevent painful movement between the vertebrae. It can be used to treat the following disorders:

  • Injuries to vertebrae
  • Herniated disks (protrusion and degeneration of the cushioning disks between the vertebrae)
  • Abnormal curvatures (such as scoliosis or kyphosis)
  • Weak or unstable spine caused by infection
  • Instability (motion) between vertebrae

The physicians on staff at St. Joseph Hospital participate in clinical trials to test the newest technologies in spinal fusion surgery. Our surgical team combines the latest research, innovative procedures, minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge technology to tailor a treatment plan that fits your specific needs.