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What Do You Need to Know Before Undergoing Spine Surgery?

Robert Watkins IV';

By Robert Watkins IV

Posted on August 31st, 2020 in Spine Center

Things to know undergoing spine surgery All patients undergoing spine surgery need to ensure that their general health is good. Additionally, the patients should feel prepared for their spine surgery and postoperative rehabilitation. It is essential to prepare ahead of time so that a positive outcome can be achieved.

Your surgeon may advise you to have a preoperative check-up performed by your general physician. Certain medications affect your spine surgery by increasing bleeding and interfering with anesthesia and these medications should be discontinued in preparation for your spine surgical procedure.

5 Things Every Patient Should Know Before Spine Surgery

  • Spine surgery is often considered as a last resort: Surgery for spinal disorders may be considered as a last resort unless it is an emergency. Initially, patients with spine problems can try alternative treatment methods to relieve pain such as medications, physical therapy, and other non-surgical techniques.
  • The most common reason for spinal surgery is a pain in the leg: Most people who have sciatica or pain in the leg because of pressure on the spinal nerves go for elective spine surgery to relieve their pain.
  • Spine surgery is remarkably safe: As of late, spine surgery has become quite safe but it is normal to be nervous before undergoing the surgery. Our spine surgery experts focus on relieving your pain through the least invasive procedure. Undergoing spine surgery is a major decision, but our specialists take care of your needs and reassure that you will be safe through the procedure.
  • Do not wait until you become bedridden to consider spine surgery: To qualify for spine surgery, it is not necessary to suffer debilitating pain. If your back pain is affecting your quality of life or limiting your functions at work, then surgery can be your option.
  • Recovery from surgery is also a part of the process: The patients who understand that surgery is just a part and rehabilitation will be the key element in determining how well your recovery happens. The time required for recovery depends on the surgical procedure, for instance, if you are undergoing a microdiscectomy, a procedure used to remove a herniated disc, you will be able to return home on the same day. In the case of complex surgeries, you may need to stay at the hospital for a few days.

Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Is Different in Treating Spinal Problems

The Marina Spine Center is world leader in treating spinal injuries and back pain. No matter how complex your spine condition is, our team of experienced spine surgeons works towards providing the best service. Our team of experienced spine surgeons adopt minimally invasive techniques that ease your pain and hasten recovery. To receive personalized care for your spine disorder, please get in touch with us.