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Here you can browse the categories below and find answers for the most common questions related to spine surgery, post-op care, expectations and everything in between. We hope the following answers will be useful for all people who have had or will have spinal surgery to return to a healthy life. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at (855) 517-7463.
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All Frequently Asked Questions By Categories
- Are there any severe problems that might take me back to the hospital after ACDF?
- How much will cervical foraminotomy cost me?
- How soon can I drive again after a microscopic lumbar discectomy?
- How will I feel after the spinal fusion?
- Is there anything that might prevent me from having artificial disc replacement?
- Might additional fusion be required?
- My physician wants me to have fusion surgery. After surgery, will I be able to use the stairs?
- What complications might occur after an XLIF/DLIF?
- When can I go back to work after minimally invasive back surgery?
- Which type of spine surgery has a greater success rate?
- Who should avoid kyphoplasty?
- Will I feel pain after ALIF?
- Will numbness in my legs go away after microdiscectomy?
- Will the artificial disc device trigger airport alarms?
- Can I continue to take herbal supplements, vitamins and diet pills if I’m scheduled for surgery?
- How do I prepare for cervical foraminotomy?
- How should I prepare for spine surgery?
- Is there anything I must tell my doctor before the laminectomy?
- What should I tell my doctor before the cervical foraminotomy?
- What tests are necessary before the XLIF/DLIF/lateral fusion surgery?
- What tests are needed prior to laminoplasty?
- Why do I need to get an imaging test before I have surgery?
- Why might you be able to help me when others say that they cannot?
- How do disc injuries cause back pain?
- Wait until the pain goes away or seek a diagnosis to find out exactly what's causing the back pain?
- What is chronic back pain?
- What is scoliosis and spinal stenosis? Can they be treated with surgery?
- What is spinal instability?
- What is the difference between a herniated disc and a bulging disc?
- What symptoms would warrant a call to your office?
- Do I have to wear a collar after ACDF?
- How can I keep pain under control after I get home?
- How can I recover most efficiently after spine surgery?
- How can I speed up my recovery after an artificial disc replacement procedure?
- How do I protect the incision after an XLIF/DLIF/lateral fusion procedure?
- What does the microscopic decompression postoperative care imply?
- What factors can prevent my recovery?
- What physical activity is allowed after laminectomy?
- What signs should I pay attention to after I am discharged?
- What type of physical activity is recommended after discectomy?
- When can I start driving again after ACDF?