Sleeping Techniques for Mid or Lower Back Surgery

Sleeping Techniques for Mid or Lower Back Surgery

The best sleeping position to reduce your back pain after surgery is either on your back with your knees bent and a pillow under your knees or on your side with your knees bent and a pillow between your legs. If side sleeping provides the most benefit, then make sure...
Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

If other non-surgical treatments haven’t reduced your symptoms, your doctor could recommend surgical treatment. Surgery can relieve pressure on your spinal cord and stabilize parts of your spinal segment that may be causing pain. Depending on the condition, location,...
Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of a passage in your body, therefore spinal stenosis is the narrowing of your spinal canal (central stenosis) or nerve root canal (lateral stenosis). Because your spinal canal houses the spinal cord, this narrowing affects your...
What to Expect After Mid or Lower Back Surgery

What to Expect After Mid or Lower Back Surgery

Recovery from surgery takes time and each person recovers at a different pace. After spine surgery, you can expect your back to feel stiff and sore. You will also likely feel tired and fatigued for several weeks. You may have trouble sitting or standing in one...
What to Expect Before Your Spinal Procedure

What to Expect Before Your Spinal Procedure

Once you have decided to have spine surgery, there are a number of preparations that follow. Pre-Operative Evaluation During the physical exam before surgery you might expect a blood test, electrocardiogram (EKG), and chest X-ray. Your doctor will also discuss...