Lower Back (Lumbar)

Lower back pain can range from irritating to debilitating and it can be caused by a variety of conditions like sciatica, a herniated disc, or spinal stenosis. Coast Spine and Sports Medicine offers a range of lower back treatments and procedures for men and women in Orange County and Los Angeles, CA.

What Lower Back Treatments Do You Offer?

Lower Back (Lumbar)Coast Spine and Sports Medicine offers a range of minimally invasive treatments and surgical procedures designed to relieve lower back pain and treat the underlying cause of your pain. Potential treatment options that may be part of your tailored treatment plan may include:

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
    • An interbody fusion is a form of spinal fusion in which an intervertebral disc is removed. An anterior lumbar interbody fusion involves making an incision in the abdomen to access the lumbar spine from the front. This may be done for more direct access to the spinal disc, for a faster recovery, or to add more swayback to the spine.
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty
    • This procedure is very similar to a vertebroplasty procedure, a minimally invasive technique that can restore height and structure after a vertebral compression fracture while relieving pain. A kyphoplasty involves inflating a balloon to restore the bone’s shape before injecting bone cement.
  • Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF)
    • This procedure involves accessing the spine through an incision in the psoas muscle in the side for less invasive spinal fusion. This approach offers clear access to the lumbar spine and is less invasive than approaching through open back surgery.
  • Lumbar Corpectomy and Fusion
    • This procedure is used to treat spinal stenosis and other conditions of the lumbar spine by first removing bone spurs compressing the spinal cord—as well as damaged spinal discs and vertebrae—before performing a spinal fusion.
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
    • This procedure is a type of spinal decompression surgery that creates space in the spinal canal by removing all or part of the lamina, or the back of the vertebrae covering the spinal canal.
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
    • This procedure removes lumbar herniated disc material that’s compressing the spinal cord or a nerve root.
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
    • This spinal fusion technique is performed through an incision in the back to remove a spinal disc and fuse two or more vertebrae of the spine together. This procedure uses two bone graft spacers on either side of the interbody space.
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
    • This procedure is a type of spinal fusion in which an incision is made down the middle of the lower back before pulling back muscles around the spine to fuse two or more lumbar vertebrae.
  • Spinal Fusion
    • This surgical procedure permanently fuses two or more spinal vertebrae to eliminate movement. This procedure can treat a herniated disc, spinal instability, or spinal deformities like scoliosis.
  • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal decompression surgery can refer to a few techniques that relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. Often used to treat spinal stenosis, this procedure can take the form of a discectomy (spinal disc removal), corpectomy (removing part of the vertebral body), laminotomy (removing part of the vertebral arch or lamina), or other techniques to create more space in the spinal canal.
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
    • Like the PLIF procedure, the TLIF technique is a form of spinal fusion that uses an incision in the back to remove a disc and fuse two vertebrae together. Unlike the PLIF technique, this newer technique uses only one bone graft spacer in the center of the interbody space with no retraction of the nerves.
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy
    • This minimally invasive procedure involves the removal of herniated disc material from a disc in the lumbar spine. An endoscopic discectomy is one of the most effective solutions to treat disc herniation as it does not require removing muscle or bone.

If you are struggling with lower back pain that hasn’t been relieved by conservative treatments, Coast Spine and Sports Medicine can help with a range of minimally invasive lumbar procedures. Call us today to learn more about lower back treatments in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.