Top Preparation Tips for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

With a variety of benefits as compared to traditional back surgery, there is no wondering why so many people opt for minimally invasive spine surgery.

While the incision is smaller and the recovery time shorter, that doesn’t mean you can go into this procedure without any knowledge.

Here are several preparation tips to keep in mind:

·      Prepare your body. This means something different to everyone, so speak with your surgeon about what you should and should not be doing on the days leading up to your surgery.

·      Know what to expect after the procedure. This is one of the best things you can do, as it’s essential to know what will happen in the hours, days, and weeks that follow your surgery.

·      Get your care in line. Where will you stay after your surgery? When will you visit your surgeon again? Which physical therapist is right for you? Just because your surgery is in the past doesn’t mean you’re done treating your condition. You want to follow-up with the right type of treatment.

When you take these simple steps, you’ll feel much better about your ability to properly prepare for minimally invasive spine surgery. In the end, the right preparation will have you on the path to feeling better in no time!