Category Archives: Back Surgery

What You Should Know to Prepare for Recovery from Spine Surgery

The first type of spine surgery in recorded history was performed in the 7th century. In the 21st century, we’ve reached a point where many common procedures can be performed with minimally invasive techniques that involve smaller incisions and fewer risks. Even so, recovery may not be as simple and straightforward as you expect. This […]

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8 Things You Need During Back Surgery Recovery

For many patients in Beverly Hills, back surgery can be a good thing when all is said and done, especially if they can do the things that matter most without distracting pain. Still, there will be a period after your surgery is over when you will need to give your body time to heal, no […]

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How to Properly Care for a Surgical Site Following Back Surgery

Whether spine surgery involves a minimally invasive procedure with smaller incisions or traditional open surgery with a larger incision to access the affected area, the surgical site will need to be taken care of properly as tissues heal. While spine surgeons take every possible precaution during an operation, it’s still important to be mindful of […]

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3 Common Back Surgeries

Back surgery is a last resort for most people. Nonetheless, it’s something more than 200,000 Americans undergo each year. If you do reach a point where turning to a Los Angeles spine surgeon is your most promising option for relief, there are certain procedures that are considered fairly common and likely to be among the possibilities […]

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How Soon Can You Return to Work After Herniated Disc Surgery?

If you’ve had surgery to correct back pain due to a herniated disc, you’re likely wondering how long it will be before you can safely return to work. The growing trend toward minimally invasive surgeries and techniques means you likely won’t have to endure a great deal of time off the job. However, your downtime […]

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How to Maximize the Benefits of Back Surgery

If surgery is deemed your best bet for relief from back pain, you’re likely to have reasonable expectations for what your life will be like after the procedure. In addition to making sure you and your board-certified spinal surgeon are on the same page with the expected outcome, there are other productive steps you can […]

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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion Leads to Better Recovery

The growing trend towards minimally invasive back surgery has resulted in reduced recovery times and fewer complication risks for many patients. This is also true of minimally invasive lumbar fusion, a common procedure to correct instability of the lower spine, which often results in a reduced, and more productive, recovery. Keeping Patients Awake A newer […]

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Are You Psychologically Prepared for Back Surgery?

Most people focus on the practical preparations for spine surgery in Los Angeles such as scheduling time off from work. Yet there’s compelling research suggesting the importance of also being psychologically prepared in advance of your operation. Doing so can increase your odds of enjoying a positive outcome. Get the Right Amount of Information If […]

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Depression May Hinder Post-Surgery Recovery, Result in Poorer Outcomes

It’s understandable to be apprehensive going into any type of surgery. Yet maintaining a positive attitude could lead to a more productive recovery. This is the conclusion of a recent study that builds on previous research linking depression to back pain. Spinal Stenosis Outcomes and Depression Finland researchers evaluated about a hundred patients who had […]

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What Patients Can Expect After Failed Back Surgery

Even when a probable cause of back pain is identified through diagnostic tests, a prerequisite for back surgery, patients won’t always experience meaningful relief. While failed back surgery, also referred to as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), is a setback, it’s not necessarily the end of the road for patients. Learn more from experienced Los […]

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