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Lumbar Stenosis

Lumbar Stenosis sp

Lumbar stenosis is the compression of spinal nerves caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal. It is one of the common causes of lower back pain. Spinal stenosis can also affect the spine in the neck region.

Lumbar Herniated Disc

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A herniated disc is a condition in which the outer fibers (annulus) of the intervertebral disc are damaged, causing the soft inner material of the nucleus pulposus to rupture out of its space. It is the most common cause of lower back pain and pain that radiates down the leg (radiculopathy).

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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Lumbar stress fractures occur mainly in young athletes who rotate and extend their spine, particularly in weight-bearing activities. It is common in weightlifters, gymnasts, kicking sports (soccer and AFL), baseball, and lacrosse.

Minimally Invasive TLIF

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Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a minimally invasive fusion of the vertebrae of the lumbar region (lower back). It is designed to provide stability to the spine and treat back and leg pain.

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