The following departments are now located on the third floor at our West Des Moines clinic: Physical Therapy, Back Pain Clinic, Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management. Please note — these specialties are only accessible by the Entrance 3 elevator/stairs located on the east side of the building.

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure performed to permanently join together one or more bones of the spine. Fusing bones together can prevent painful motion and provide stability. An unstable spine can result from an injury, disease, or the natural aging process. When these changes allow abnormal movement of the vertebrae to rub against one another, back, leg, or arm pain may result. Fusing the vertebrae stabilizes and aligns the spine, maintains the normal disc space between the vertebrae, and prevents further damage to your spinal nerves and cord.

Lumbar Spinal Fusion.pdf

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