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Trauma to the lumbar spine are usually the result of a fall or motor vehicle accident. Trauma to this area usually causes a compression fracture and the injury most frequently occurs at the thoracolumbar junction. A CT scan, ultrasound or radiograph is often used to determine the result of the trauma and the best treatment option. Treatment depends on the severity and location of the injury but can include pain medication, physical therapy or surgery.
Lumbar Deformity – Spinal deformities usually appear in the form of curves in the spine. They can be a result of a birth defect, trauma or other spine disease such as scoliosis. Treatment for spinal deformities can include medication, a spinal brace, physical therapy or surgery.
LUMBAR VERTEBRAL TUMORS
Lumbar Vertebral Tumors - Spinal cord tumors are similar to any other type of tumor. Its cause is unknown but can occur as a primary tumor or as a result of the spread of cancer from another area. Lumbar vertebral tumors can cause lower back pain, loss of sensation, muscle weakness and spasms through the legs and feet. Like other tumors, these must be treated quickly and effectively so they do not spread to other areas. Corticosteroids can help relieve symptoms but surgery, radiation or chemotherapy may be necessary to remove the tumor.
SPINE FUSION SURGERY
Spine fusion is a surgical procedure used to link together vertebrae, often because of a damaged disc. During surgery, bone growth is stimulated and then used to link the vertebrae together to stop the painful movement in the area.
Anthony Fenison, MD
Dean Townsend, P.A.C.
23100 Eucalyptus Ave.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
California Society of Industrial Medicine & Surgery
J. Robert Gladden Society
Riverside County Medical Association
California Medical Association