How to Prepare for Cervical Spine Surgery

Are you set to have cervical spine surgery in the near future? Maybe this is scheduled for next week. Or maybe it’s something on your schedule in the next month or so.

Regardless, you must make sure you’re prepared for everything this will bring.

While no two people are identical, there are some basic steps you can take to ensure that you’re 100 percent prepared.

First things first, discuss the procedure with your surgeon. This will give you a good idea of what to expect, how the process will play out, and what you will be faced with after the surgery is complete.

Secondly, don’t put any additional stress on yourself during this time. For example, there’s no point in rushing back to work. Although you may not want to take too much time off, there’s nothing more important than your health.

Finally, get on board with the idea that you’ll need to give yourself time to recover. Even if you have minimally invasive surgery, there’s still a recovery period that you need to honor. If you’re not prepared for this, you could find yourself frustrated when the time comes.

As long as you know what to expect from a physical perspective, as long as you prepare yourself mentally, everything will come together as you inch closer toward your surgery date.