Complications of Spine Surgery

spinal surgery effectsSpine surgery is a major, life changing decision. When performed for the right reasons and done correctly by an experienced, board-certified spine surgeon, it can improve one’s quality of life significantly. However, it is important to think about potential complications of spine surgery as well when considering having it done. Many people may opt out of spine surgery due to hearing about complications that can arise such as paralysis, numbness, weakness, infection, stroke, heart attack, the need for multiple surgeries, or even a worsening condition. Spine surgery is such a major decision that many people go online to look for people who have experience with this type of surgery, so that they can ask for opinions and advice, as well as listen to another person’s experience.

Importance of Spine Surgery Research

Doing your research is extremely important before undergoing any type of spine surgery. One of the best ways to protect yourself and to minimize risk is to educate yourself. Be sure to discuss with your doctor all possible treatment options for your specific condition, and ask about the success rates and complications of surgery versus a more conservative treatment. Here at ProMedSPINE, all of our back doctors are skilled and experienced, and they will be able to answer your questions and provide you with guidance. Ultimately, however, the decision to have back surgery or not is up to you.

You are the only one experiencing your own back pain. You are the one feeling pain every day, whose life is affected by back or neck pain, numbness, or weakness. No one else can feel what you are feeling or live your life for you! You are in charge of your own body, and the decision to undergo back surgery rests in your hands. Meanwhile, however, we are dedicated to helping you become as educated as possible about the topic so that you can make the best decision possible.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Our goal is to help you find out about different types of back conditions and different treatment options for them in an unbiased and helpful manner. Spine surgery has come a long way over the years, and while of course complications and risks remain, it has gotten to the point where surgeries can be minimally invasive, with minimal risks as well as minimal recovery time. Our back surgeons at ProMedSPINE are dedicated to a conservative approach to back pain treatment; however, in cases where surgery is deemed the best option, they will always choose minimally invasive surgery over traditional open-back surgery whenever possible.

Contact ProMedSPINE

If you have further questions and would like to schedule a consultation with one of the spine surgeons here at ProMedSPINE, don’t hesitate to contact us at 888.75.SPINE. We are here to help, and we will do all we can to relieve your back pain.