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What Happens on Day 1 After the Procedure

What Happens on Day 1 After the Procedure

Depending on the type of surgery, some patients go home the same day while others may go home in two to four days. The days between surgery and discharge may be filled with instructions, exercises and rest. Here is an example of a typical day after surgery in the...
Treatment of Osteoporosis of the Spine

Treatment of Osteoporosis of the Spine

While lost bone cannot be replaced and osteoporosis cannot be cured completely, there are ways to slow down its progression, maintain healthy bone density and prevent symptoms. Creating Your Plan Creating a treatment plan for osteoporosis often involves a team of...
Types of Spinal Fractures

Types of Spinal Fractures

Fractures can occur anywhere along the spine. Five to ten percent occur in the cervical (neck) region. 64% occur in the thoracolumbar (thorax/lower back) region, often at T12-L1. Spinal fractures and dislocations can pinch, compress, and even tear the spinal cord....
Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Fractures

Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Fractures

Spinal fractures are caused by trauma or conditions that weaken the bones. Fractures can result from low or high energy trauma: •    A low energy fracture means it is the result of weakened bones, often due to osteoporosis, spine tumors or certain types of cancers....
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...