Planning for back surgery starts with understanding your goals
Talk with your spine surgeon about what your idea of success looks like and describe your ideal post-surgery outcome. Make sure your spine surgeon understands your expectations for recovery and beyond. Learn when it’s the right choice and what are your alternative treatment options.
Only a qualified orthopedic doctor can correctly evaluate your spinal problem and design an effective course of treatment. In most cases, back surgery goals include reducing pain, increasing mobility and improving the overall quality of life.