Free Yourself from Chronic Lower Back Pain
with Lumbar Spine Surgery
Often, lower back pain is simply caused by a sprain or a strain that will heal within a week or two. However, if you have chronic lower back pain, you may need lower back surgery to relieve your symptoms, especially if it is accompanied by weakness or numbness in your arms or legs. At Vallarta Orthopedics Mexico, we offer minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery at a fraction of the cost of treatment in the U.S. and Canada. Drs. Roberto Lara de La Fuente and Santiago Torres Becerra have over 32 years of experience performing spinal and orthopedic surgery. We offer all-inclusive medical tourism packages, as well as financing options, to help you afford this potentially life-changing procedure.
Our sophisticated treatments can help you achieve relief from chronic lower back pain.
Is Surgery Right for Me?
Surgery for lower back issues is generally only recommended if conservative treatments have not provided sufficient relief. The lumbar region refers to the vertebrae between the bottom of the rib cage and the pelvis. Serious issues with this section of the spine may cause:
Pain that persists for more than two weeks
Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
Loss of function or weakness in the back
Degeneration in the spine is a common concern for older patients. However, lumbar pain can also result from a slipped disc, a spinal infection, or a tumor. Be sure to inform your doctor of chronic lower back pain. If you are still unsure whether surgery can help, schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your options.
Types of Lumbar Spine Surgery
The term "lumbar spine surgery" refers to any type of surgery performed on the lower back. The two most common techniques used for issues with the lumbar spine are decompression and fusion. Our doctors can assess your symptoms and perform pre-operative testing to determine which procedure is right for you. Some patients will require a combination of decompression and fusion to achieve the necessary relief.
Decompression surgery is used to relieve pain caused by pinched nerves. In the lumbar region, pressure on the nerves is typically related to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. You may hear this type of pain referred to as sciatica.
Our surgeons have over 32 years of experience performing spinal and orthopedic surgery.
During a lumbar decompression procedure, your surgeon will remove a small portion of tissue to relieve pressure and provide enough room for the nerve to heal. Our team uses minimally invasive techniques to provide maximum relief with minimal disruption to your spinal column and surrounding tissues.
Lower back pain can also be caused by abnormal mobility. Stopping the motion at the vertebral segment can decrease pain and improve the stability of your spine. A typical spinal fusion surgery involves placing a bone graft or a medical device, such as a metal plate or bone stimulator.
The Benefits of Medical Tourism for Lumbar Surgery.
High medical costs often force patients to suffer with chronic lower back pain rather than seek a solution. At Vallarta Orthopedics , we offer advanced, minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery at a fraction of the cost of undergoing treatment in the U.S. and Canada. Our all-inclusive medical tourism packages cover everything from pre-operative testing to your recovery program.
Stop Living with Chronic Pain
Our surgeons have over 32 years of experience performing spinal and orthopedic surgery. We can relieve debilitating lower back pain and restore your quality of life. For more information about lumbar surgery, contact Vallarta Orthopedics online today.