Dynamic Stabilization

About Dynamic Spine Stabilization

Dynamic lumbar spine stabilization is an open-spine surgical procedure that is performed to address issues that have compromised the stability of the lumbar region. A traditional spinal fusion procedure forces the vertebrae to grow together into a single solid bone by screwing in stiff rods to connect them. The dynamic spine stabilization procedure joins vertebrae together using flexible rods or tubes and segmented materials, preserving some of the spine’s flexibility. Dynamic spinal stabilization also reduces some of the problems inherent with metal implants, such as disc degeneration near the fusion site. This technique also reduces the load on the spine’s joints and discs, which may reduce pain and improve the recovery time after surgery.

Dynamic stabilization surgery to help patients regain a high quality of life when conservative treatment methods have failed to provide pain relief.

Ideal Candidates

Dynamic stabilization is usually performed to address spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or degenerative disc disease, but only after conservative treatment for these conditions has failed. Dynamic stabilization surgery may be suitable for you if:

  • Nonsurgical treatments have failed to achieve pain relief
  • You are a nonsmoker
  • You have an active lifestyle and a strong desire to maintain or resume that lifestyle
  • You have spinal stenosis and/or spondylolisthesis
  • You have lower back pain and/or degenerative disc disease

Decreased Pain

Spinal stabilization surgery can drastically decrease back pain, thus increasing your overall quality of life. We are committed to helping you find a solution for your pain. Using proven surgical and nonsurgical treatment methods, we have helped thousands of patients take back their lives. During your visit with the neurosurgeon we can then discuss the potential cause of your pain to help you take steps toward healing.

Prescreening

Pre-operative testing and any other necessary arrangements for your surgery are managed by the Surgical Coordinator. Please contact the Surgical Coordinator with any surgical questions you may have.