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HG - Spine Surgery - Secondary

Types of Spine Surgery

When conservative treatment is not enough, you have other options. Our team of orthopedic and spinal specialists offers the expertise and care needed to help you find surgical relief.

Conditions such as herniated disks, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis are often alleviated through surgical intervention. The team at [[Hospital Name]] offers a full spectrum of spinal surgeries, including:

  • Diskectomy, which removes the herniated portion of a disk in the back
  • Kyphoplasty, which, like vertebroplasty, injects cement into bone in the spine but does so using a balloon to carve out a cavity or space first
  • Laminectomy, which enlarges the surgical column when it has narrowed due to stenosis
  • Spinal fusion, which welds two vertebrae in the back or neck together to stabilize them
  • Vertebroplasty, which injects cement into bone in the spine to keep it from collapsing

What to Expect After Spine Surgery

Recovery after spine surgery will vary depending on the type of surgical procedure and your individual health and needs. In general, your doctor will likely recommend some type of over-the-counter pain medication or prescribe a medication that will help alleviate discomfort as you recover.

Because recovery can be complex, your physician will also likely recommend physical and possibly occupational therapy to help you regain mobility and ability. Therapy can also help you learn new techniques to protect your spine and prevent future difficulties.

Carefully following your prescribed recovery regimen helps you get back on your feet and on a journey back to good health as soon as possible.

When conservative treatment isn’t enough to take care of your back pain, you have options. The team of specialists at [[Hospital Name]] can help you find relief. Schedule an appointment today.

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Sources:
National Institutes of Health, Arthritis Foundation, American Association of Neurology Surgeons, Radiology Info, American Academy of Family Physicians, Medline Plus, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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