Spinal fusion surgery comes in many forms: lumbar spinal fusion, cervical spinal fusion, and PLIFs just to name a few. They are all designed to help limit pain caused by the joints, though each surgery is different depending on whether you are trying to treat degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or another condition. Knowing your spinal fusion options can go a long way toward alleviating your back pain.

A multilevel spinal surgery is performed by removing the discs and fusing the spinal bones and/or fusing the facet joints at the back of the motion segment.

Learn about the most commonly employed surgical techniques and spinal fusion surgery options.

Knowledge about anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery postoperative challenges can help patients better handle the recovery process.

XLIF, or eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, is a type of spinal fusion surgery that helps alleviate lower back pain associated with many back conditions.