Do you have questions about spine surgery?
Is it necessary, what does it cost, what can I expect before, during and after surgery? Please read on…and don’t forget to visit our back surgery blog, it is updated with new information weekly.
For some people a spine procedure is required due to trauma from a car accident, sports injury, or other event but in a large number of cases surgery is chosen by a patient to improve quality of life when other, alternative, and conventional, treatment approaches have failed to work or have stopped being effective.
Methods of spine surgery
Spine Surgery Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many different types of spine procedures including:
Back Surgery Cost
The cost of spine surgery can vary considerably, as do the recovery times and possible side-effects. Understanding how back surgery for sciatica differs from surgery for arthritis, and how your specific circumstances will affect the availability and efficacy of surgical options means that you will be in a better position to make an informed decision to take control of your health.
Back Surgery Complications
Spine Surgery complications are like those of any surgery intervention and carries the usual risks, such as potential infection, bleeding, reaction to anaesthesia, and pain after the operation. Complications can arise and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) does occur although techniques are improving to detect those likely to suffer and reduce their risk accordingly. Those with disc herniation or bulging, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and degenerative disc disease are just a few of the patients who may wish to consider spinal surgery as an alternative option to a lifelong regime of pharmaceuticals with their accompanying side-effects. Choosing to undergo back surgery is not a simple decision and requires careful consideration, through discussion with appropriate medical professionals, of the likely benefits and possible complications of applicable procedures. Because surgery is often made out of choice by a patient rather than necessity, the benefits should outweigh the risks and those factors should be analyzed carefully.