What is Lumbar spine fusion?

Category: Surgeries


This neurosurgical procedure is performed to relieve the pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord. It involves the stabilization of two or more vertebrae by locking (fusing) them together. The five lumbar (neck) vertebrae are numbered L1 to L5.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lumbar spine fusion

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Balance problems 1
Pain in left leg 1
Poor peripheral circulation 1
Restless feeling in legs 1


Stopped having Lumbar spine fusion

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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