How should I prepare for spine surgery?
Undergoing spine surgery is a big step. Although most spine problems improve without surgery, some people do require surgery to prevent a progressive problem or to get rid of persistent pain in their neck, arms or legs, which affects their ability to work and to lead a normal life.
Before surgery, you need to be in the best physical and mental health possible. It is highly important to develop a preparation program before your back surgery and to plan ahead to help ease the transition following your procedure. Follow these guidelines to ensure you are ready for your spine surgery: