Spinal Fusion

Spinal Fusion services offered in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac, WI

Spinal Fusion

Does ongoing neck or back pain bother you, and do you desire long-lasting relief? At NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the compassionate orthopedic spine surgery team offers spinal fusion using advanced surgical techniques to eliminate your discomfort once and for all. Schedule an evaluation by calling the nearest office today.

Spinal Fusion Q & A

What is spinal fusion?

Spinal fusion at NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin is an advanced surgical technique that’s used to connect two or more bones in your spine. Connecting them or fusing several bones together prevents movement between them to eliminate ongoing neck or back pain. The NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin team is highly skilled in spine surgery and uses the latest advances in technology.

Which conditions can spinal fusion treat?

Your spine specialist may recommend spinal fusion if conservative methods haven’t worked to treat the following:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Spinal deformities
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal weakness
  • Spine instability 
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Disc damage

A spine surgeon can use spinal fusion to stabilize your spine after they remove a damaged spinal disc. 

Is spinal fusion right for me?

The NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin experts determine which pain-reducing treatment is best after completing a physical exam, medical history review, and diagnostic testing. You might need nerve tests, X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, or another imaging procedure to pinpoint the cause of your discomfort and learn the best way to treat it. 

How should I prepare for spinal fusion surgery?

Follow your surgeon’s instructions to prepare for spinal fusion surgery. They may ask you to stop taking certain medications before your scheduled appointment.

Your specialist might take a bone graft from another area of your body to use during surgery. You typically receive general anesthesia to make you fall asleep. 

During the procedure, your specialist makes an incision above your spine and places bone-like materials or bone in the empty space between two vertebrae. They may use screws, rods, or metal plates to hold bones together.

What can I expect after spinal fusion?

You might require a hospital stay for a day or longer before heading home after spinal fusion. Have a family member or friend drive you and follow your post-surgery instructions. Keep the incision site clean, get plenty of rest, take medications as directed, and avoid strenuous activity until given the okay. 

You might wear a brace during the healing process. Complete healing could take several months. For best results, attend follow-up visits with the NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin team and call the office any time you have questions.

Schedule a spinal fusion consultation at NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin by calling the office today.