HG - Spinal Fusion - Secondary
What to Expect From Spinal Fusion at [[Hospital Name]]
The spinal fusion procedure can often be done on a minimally invasive basis, meaning that it is performed through a few small incisions. This will allow for a quicker recovery and less risk of complications. During the procedure, a bone graft is used to fuse two vertebrae together.
After back fusion surgery, you can expect to spend several days in the hospital for recovery, and you may need to spend additional time recovering in a rehabilitation center before resuming normal life.
Because it will take some time for your body to form bone around the graft between your vertebrae, you may need to wear a neck or back brace for several weeks after surgery. Physical therapy will also be required to help you regain abilities and learn ways to walk, sit and stand that will protect your spine.
During your recovery, it’s important to listen carefully to your medical team and follow all instructions for optimal results.
Types of back surgery vary. Talk with your provider about the best option for your condition and situation.
If conservative treatment hasn’t relieved your back pain, spinal fusion at [[Hospital Name]] might be the solution. Schedule an appointment today.
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