Annually over 200,000 people undergo back fusions. Primary candidates are individuals with unrelieved pain that interferes with daily activities, walking, exercise, leisure, recreation, and work. Surgery aims to relieve pain, restore your independence and return you to work and other daily activities.
Back surgery patients recover quickly. Patients will be able to walk hours after their surgery. Generally patients are able to return to driving in two to four weeks and activities such as dancing in eight weeks.
The Saint Elizabeth Spine Care Center features include:
Saint Elizabeth and our team of experts are here to answer your questions and concerns. A Patient Guide for Spine Care will be shared with you during the the Pre-Operative class. Information will be shared with you regarding:
When you are scheduled for your spine surgery, you will be contacted regarding your scheduled pre-operative spine care class.