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Published: Dec 2, 2010
Category: Surgery Recovery
Before undergoing spinal fusion surgery it is important to understand the stages of recovery that are involved in the healing process. Spinal fusion surgery is an extremely aggressive surgical procedure from which it will take many months for a patient to fully recover. Because spinal fusion surgery is most often the final corrective measure attempted in solving back pain, patients faced with options of living with the pain for the rest of their lives or undergoing a surgery and putting up with...

Published: Dec 2, 2010
Category: Surgery Recovery
Before we talk about foraminotomy recovery we should touch on the basics of preparation for your surgery. If you have already undergone your procedure and are just looking for tips for lumbar foraminotomy recovery or cervical foraminotomy recovery you can jump right to that section.
Surgical Preparations
One of the most common questions asked by patients about to undergo a foraminotomy procedure is “what should I know before I undergo this surgery and how should I prepare for it?”
It is important...

Published: Dec 2, 2010
Category: Surgery Recovery
Endoscopic spine surgery recovery depends on the patient, but is significantly quicker than traditional open back surgery procedures. One of the most common questions a patient has is how long will they have to stay in the hospital. Patients will most often be released from the hospital on the same day after endoscopic surgery. It truly is that simple, if there are no complications that arise, minimally invasive surgery is so gentle that it does not cause the damage to surrounding tissues that...