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Lyerly Neurosurgery

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Learn more about spine anatomy, common conditions and treatment options in this library created for patients by Lyerly Neurosurgery.

Understanding the Spine, Back Pain & Neck Pain (Videos)

Common Conditions (Health Library)

Common Surgical Treatment Options

spinal decompression diagram

Spinal Decompression
This surgery is used to treat conditions including disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. The above illustration of lumbar laminectomy shows how it relieves pressure in the lumbar spine.

spinal fusion diagram

Spinal Fusion
This surgery is used to eliminate abnormal motion of the vertebrae. It involves joining two or more vertebrae by grafting bone and/or using instruments such as screws and rods to provide spinal support.

cervical disc arthroplasty diagram

Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
This involves removing a damaged disc and replacing it with an artificial disc, typically metal implants, which allows for motion between the two vertebrae and avoids the need for a fusion.

Lyerly Neurosurgery

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