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Fusion and Fusion Alternatives

There are pros and cons to every treatment option and your options for back pain often depend on individual factors such as your health, your type of pain, and what course of action your physician feels would have the greatest benefit and success for you.


Fusion provides stabilization for spine instability or deformity. Different approaches have different hardware requirements and implants.

The best approach will be recommended for each patient by the surgeon for each individual patient’s deformity and instability.

Techniques have come and gone and continue to evolve. Fusion, while successful for a period of time, will never-the-less create adjacent level deterioration over time.

Fusion Alternatives

Seeking a second opinion from an expert spine surgeon who specializes in fusion alternative, less invasive surgeries can help clarify your pain generator, diagnosis, and alternative options available. 

Top 5 Alternatives to Spine Fusion Surgery

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If you are experiencing neck or back pain, the Board-Certified doctors at DISC offer a wide range of treatment options at our clinics in the Phoenix, AZ area.

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