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Spine Surgery Overview
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Treatments for spinal problems range from conservative therapies, such as braces, to more invasive therapies including spinal injections and spinal surgery. The exact treatment your doctor may recommend will depend upon the nature of your spinal problem and what's causing it, as well as other factors your doctor may consider such as your age and overall health status.
Surgery is an important but serious option for the treatment of spinal problems. If your doctor is suggesting or recommending spinal surgery, it is important for you to know as much as possible about the procedure including the risks and benefits, and what you can expect after surgery including the process of rehabilitation.
There are many different types of spinal problems that can cause you pain and discomfort, and possibly make it difficult for you to move normally and perform your daily activities. Likewise, there are a number of different types of surgical procedures used to treat spinal problems.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only a spine surgeon can tell if spine treatment is right for you.