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What should I expect the day of my spinal surgery?

Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, sciatica, Spinal Surgery, Spine conditions, Spine Surgery | author: By admin
Day of Surgery

Day of Surgery

This is the big day, the day your spinal surgery will be performed and your back condition – be it facet arthrosis or lumbar radiculopathy – gets effective treatment. You’ve had your pre-operative appointment a day or so ago, and had your pre-operative physical assessment and other pre-operative workup. You’ve also met with an anesthesiologist team member to talk about your anesthesia. Read More »

Preparing for Spinal Surgery

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, lumbar spinal stenosis, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Surgery, Spine conditions, Spine Surgery | author: By admin
Surgery Preperation

Preparation for Surgery

Whether for a slipped disc caused by the normal aging process, or to treat a traumatic spinal cord injury, spinal surgery is never undertaken lightly. When selected as the preferred treatment option, it’s an indication of the severity of the problem being addressed. Back surgery is performed with the expectation that it offers a reasonable expectation of a meaningful improvement in one’s medical condition, and those improvements include reduction of pain and restoration of movement. So there’s actually much to look forward to when preparing for a back surgery operation! Here are things any patient can do to ensure the surgery and recovery goes as smoothly as possible: Read More »

Taking Vitamins Before Surgery

Posted: Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Surgery, Spine conditions, Spine Surgery | author: By admin
Vitamins

Vitamins

Spinal surgery is stressful on the body. Anyone who is having spine surgery needs to prepare his or her body for the surgery and recovery period by getting in shape, getting the proper amount of rest, and following other healthy habits. Taking vitamins are among the steps that physicians often recommend to help the body heal and recover from surgery as quickly as possible. Read More »

How long after a spinal surgery before I can return to athletics?

Posted: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, lumbar spinal stenosis, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Surgery, Spine conditions, Spine Surgery | author: By admin
Spinal Surgery Recovery

Surgery Recovery

Near the top of the list of questions from almost every spinal surgery patient is how long they will have to wait following surgery before they can resume their normal activities. When those normal activities include athletics – golf and tennis, bowling and the like, pastimes that put tremendous strain on the back – the answer becomes more complex. The factors influencing the time before they can get back in the game include the level of the patient’s physical condition and health. Just because one engages in strenuous physical activity doesn’t mean he or she is in good physical condition or healthy. Recovery times are faster for surgery patients in good physical shape because their bodies heal faster. Of course the operation itself will play a large role in deciding when you’ll be back on the tennis courts, golf course, taking a job or engaging in a simple walk. The post-operative physical therapy program also plays a large role. But the type of back surgery is the primary factor affecting the time required to get back into sports action. Read More »

What is XLIF?

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 | Filed under: Back health, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Surgery, Spine Surgery | author: By admin
XLIF

XLIF Procedure

Thanks to advances in spinal medicine, patients today can benefit from treatment regimens and procedures tailored to their individual needs and specific conditions. Among these recent advances on the surgical front is eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, or XLIF. XLIF is a form of spine fusion surgery in which the surgeon accesses the intervertebral disc space approaching from the side (lateral) rather than from the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) of the spine.

XLIF is one of the endoscopic spine surgery procedures performed with microsurgery tools and techniques. The procedure utilizes electromyography, or EMG, a form of neuromonitoring, allowing the surgeon to test the nerves emanating from the spine during surgery to ensure they are not harmed or irritated. Nerves from the spinal column lie in close proximity to the psoas muscle surrounding the spine, which can be compromised during surgery. Requiring only small incisions, XLIF minimizes tissue damage, blood loss and scarring, and has a relatively quick recovery time. XLIF falls in a category of back surgery in which the disc in the front of the spine is removed and replaced with an implant containing a bone graft. The bone graft enables the two vertebrae to fuse through the disc space. XLIF offers a spinal fusion option for treating various types of lower back disorders including lumbar degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis and types of spinal stenosis. Read More »

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