Dynamic Stabilization Orange County & Irvine, CA
Dynamic Stabilization is a spinal procedure performed to provide stability to a lumbar spine that is unstable and causing low back pain, which is usually associated with degenerative disc disease or lumbar facet syndrome. Facets are a the paired set of joints found at every level and between the vertebrae in the spine. Dynamic stabilization devices help support and control the motion around the painful segment fo the spine, maintaining flexibility in the backs. Dynamic Stabilization is one of the two options available for non-fusion, motion preservation procedures for the lumbar spine. The other option is Artificial Disc Replacement.
Dynamic Stabilization Procedure
In Dynamic Stabilization procedure, screws are inserted into the pedicle and vertebral bodies above and below the affected level. Non-rigid or flexible devices, such as elastic bands of bendable rods, are inserted into the screws, allowing motion to take place at the diseased level. Dynamic Stabilization procedure usually requires a 2 to 3 day hospitalization.
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Gerald Alexander, MD, your Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon in Orange County, specializes in Dynamic Stabilization. Dr. Alexander has over 17 years of experience in spine treatment and care. He completed his spine surgery fellowship at the internationally-recognized UCLA Medical Center and was trained by two of the country’s top orthopaedic spine surgeons, Edward Dawson, MD and Rick Delamarter, MD. Dr. Alexander has helped pioneer cutting-edge techniques, such as Artificial Disc Replacement, Outpatient Microsurgery, and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, as alternatives to traditional spine surgery. He has been awarded “Top Doctor” in Orange County by the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) and Orange Coast Magazine. Using modern surgical techniques and specialized instruments, Dr. Alexander has performed hundreds of minimally invasive outpatient spine surgical procedures that traditionally would have involved lengthy hospitalization.
Are You Suffering from Neck, Back or Spine Pain?
Stop living in pain and get back to living an active life! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerald Alexander and to find out the right spine treatment for your condition, please call (714) 937-4859 or Request Appointment here.