Common Spine Surgeries
Spine surgery is a solution for patients whose lumbar (lower back) pain has not responded favourably to conservative treatments. This lower back pain usually occurs during movement and can radiate down the buttocks to the extremities, causing severe leg pain and immobilization. While physical therapy, NSAID treatment, steroid injections, and chiropractic manipulation may help manage a patient’s back pain, spine surgery is often the only permanent solution available for alleviating pain.
Recovery from surgery varies from individual to individual and also depends on the surgical procedure. Today’s surgery aims at a shorter hospital stay, quick recovery and early return to work. Most of the patients are allowed to walk within 24 hours of surgery.
Generally, excessive bending and heavy lifting are not recommended for about 3-6 weeks after the surgery. We encourage a gradual return to normal activities over this period. Often, many individuals who have desk type jobs can return to work within 2-3 weeks. We suggest proper rest for about 1-2 months to let the spine heal. Once the wound heals patients are advised spinal exercises.
Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disk, a herniated disk most often occurs in your lower back. It is one of the most common causes of low back pain, as well as leg pain (sciatica). Between 60% and 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.
Leg and/or foot pain (sciatica)
Numbness or a tingling sensation in the leg and/or foot
Weakness in the leg and /or foot
Loss of bladder or bowel control (extremely rare). This condition is caused by the spinal nerve roots being compressed. It requires immediate medical attention.
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