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Your spine is made up of three segments and these segments form three natural curves. The "c-shaped" curves of the neck (cervical spine) and the lower back (lumbar spine). As well as the "reverse c-shaped" curve of the chest (thoracic spine) also called kyphosis. These curves are important to balance and make it possible to stand upright. If any one of the curves becomes too large or small, it eventually causes the patient problems.

Lumbar Disc Surgery

The spinal column is made up of a series of bones that are known as the vertebra. To keep the vertebra from rubbing against each other, discs come between each bone. They also act as shock absorbers. An issue with these disks may cause discomfort or pain. The most frequent site for these types of problems is the lumbar region, which is commonly referred to as the lower back.

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis is a procedure used to correct the narrowing of the spinal space in the lower back. The narrowing may be due to a number of factors. Including age, spinal arthritis, Paget's disease, spondylolysis, tumor, and spinal fracture. If the narrowing or stenosis is not treated, it it exerts pressure on the spinal nerve roots, and it may lead to paralysis, incontinence, numbness, and other disorders of the nervous system.

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Minimally Invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, or ALIF, is a surgical treatment designed to weld together bones in the lower part of the back in order to fuse them into one solid bone, reducing pain. An interbody fusion is a type of fusion that removes the damaged disk. In an anterior lumbar interbody fusion, the surgeon accesses the spine through the front of the body.

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Orthopedic Specialists

Jeffrey Hessing, MD and Timothy Doerr, MD have a passion for helping others. They have a combined 50 years of orthopedic excellence dedicated to the people of the Boise area. All of our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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