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Spinal Surgery: Laminectomy and Fusion - Medical …
Two important goals throughout the lumbar fusion physical therapy protocol are maintenance of neutral spine and stabilization. Neutral spine is a position between spinal flexion and extension that is most comfortable for the patient and produces the least amount of pressure on the disc. Stabilization is a balance between strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, and aerobic capacity which makes it possible to maintain neutral spine during static and dynamic loading. It is important to note that variations exist in the type of lumbar fusion surgical approach used and limitations are dependent on this particular surgical approach.
Nearly 80 percent of our spine patients are able to recover with nonsurgical treatment. But when physical therapy, medications, and spinal injections fail to relieve neck or back pain, we help patients with surgery.