Constant back pain might mean you need spine surgery. Your doctor might recommend an orthopedic spine specialist if you:
Your doctor may recommend minimally invasive spine surgery or open spine surgery to treat your back issues.
Minimally invasive spine surgery allows your surgeon to make a small incision and treat the damage without manipulating the surrounding muscles and tissues.
Invasive surgery is any surgical medical procedure that requires entering (invading) the body by puncturing or cutting the skin in order to insert medical instruments into the body.
The most common invasive spine procedures include:
One of the success factors in your spine surgery is proper preparation, which you can begin a week beforehand by:
After successful orthopedic spine surgery, you will need some time to recover. Our healthcare staff will be at your disposal to guide you through the healing and recovery process. You will be asked to refrain from many ordinary activities, including driving, bending, etc. Moreover, we can refer you to a physical therapist who can suggest some gentle exercises that will expedite your recovery and improve your mobility. Last, our nurses will guide you on how to take pain-relieving medication and help you plan a diet that could aid you in a more speedy recovery.
Get in touch with TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital to learn more about our orthopedic spine surgery procedures and to find a doctor who is right for you. We have a number of orthopedic specialists to choose from. Find the one who is right for you below and make an appointment with their office.