Back Surgery Recovery: Don’t Let it Scare You

Many people suffering from long-term back and/or neck pain avoid surgery because of concerns about the recovery process.

Is it painful? How long will it be until I can resume my normal life? Will it hinder my ability to go back to work?

Regardless of what type of back surgery you’re faced with, you’ll always have concerns about making a full recovery. However, you shouldn’t let that be the sole factor in guiding your decision. You must also take into consideration the long-term benefits, such as the ability to eventually lead a pain-free life.

Surgery team in the operating room .

Recently, we consulted with a patient who had suffered for many years with back pain. After discussing his options, we collectively decided that surgery was the best treatment. Here’s what he had to say about the experience. 

I suffered for years until Dr. Sharma did back surgery for me. I am amazed at the ease and the short 4 week period of recovery I had. This has been the easiest surgery I have had. To me it was even less painful than the prior neck fusion I had in the past. Dr. Sharma is the best of the best. This has been my third spinal surgery.”

It’s natural to have some level of fear as you face the potential of back surgery. However, if you’re armed with the information needed to make a sound decision, you can proceed with confidence.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.