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Treatment / Recovering From Surgery

  



  • Surgery is scary no matter how large or small. Operations always involve risk. So, you prepare for your back or spine procedure. You follow your doctor and surgeon's guidelines with the help of your support system. Your back or spine surgery concludes and hopefully, it was a success. Now what?

  • How to Choose the Best Post-Surgery Caregiver
    September 12, 2017 | Articles

    You just had surgery. You get discharged and now back home you go. You set up your recovery zone in your bedroom having your favorite snacks and the television remote handy. If you can't reach it, you don't need it. Then you have to either use the bathroom or finally get up to have some dinner. You realize you may need a little help after all...

  • Those electing to receive a spinal fusion should do so after all other treatments have been explored. The procedure will not fully “fix” your back or provide complete pain relief, but it will prevent motion in the painful portions of your spine returning and allow you to have some function and normalcy.

  • Before you scribble your John Hancock onto a series of discharge papers from your hospital or surgical center, you’re going to want to have a handle of the sorts of things you need to have a great home recovery. While back surgeries range from non-invasive to fully in-depth, each requires a level of recovery time. That’s why it’s best to talk to your surgeon before you’re wheeled out to your car to know what to expect during your back surgery recovery so that you and your caregiver have a game plan.

  • Surgery. Ugh. You've tried everything to alleviate your lumbar herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica or your specific back and spine pain condition. From prescription pain management and physical therapy to aqua therapy and chiropractors, you name it and chances are you've tried it. You finally receive the news that all other treatment options failed to heal your back problem, and you are officially scheduled for surgery. You've mentally prepared for this day. Your head tells you that you are ready, but what proactive measures can you take to make post surgery pain that much less?