Thorough Spinal Problem Evaluation and Treatment
The surgeons at Augusta Orthopedic Surgery provide evaluation and treatment for many disorders of the lumbar spine, including degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, stenosis of the spine, and stress-related fractures.
Come to us if you’re experiencing any kind of pain related to arthritis, back problems, compression fractures of the spine, musculoskeletal problems, stenosis of the spine, and sports injuries.
Treatments may include arthritis medicine, therapy, traction, activity modification, and injections. Our doctors may even recommend surgical treatment for certain conditions and problems.
What to Expect With Back or Spine Surgery?
Once you and your doctor determine that you’re a candidate for back or spine surgery, your doctor should review the possible risks associated with your particular procedure and surgery in general. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain medications and ask you not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before the surgery.
Once your spine surgery is complete, you’ll continue your stay at Augusta Health in Fishersville, on our first-floor surgical care unit. Our specially trained nurses will care for you during your stay.
In the days following surgery, you’ll meet with our physical therapists who will ensure that you know how to keep your spine in proper alignment while conducting everyday physical activities such as sitting, standing, and walking.
Managing Your Pain After Back or Spine Surgery
Talk to your doctor before surgery to learn what you can expect in regard to pain after surgery. Some questions to ask your doctor include:
- What amount of pain is normal after back or spine surgery?
- How long does the pain usually last?
- What pain medicine will I receive? Do I have different options?
- How long will I take the pain medication prescribed?
- Will I need to ask for the pain medication or will it be administered automatically?
You’re the only one who knows how much pain you feel and what makes it feel better. Tell your doctor or nurse if the prescribed pain medicine is not helping or if your pain changes.
If you desire an evaluation for a spine-related problem, contact us
today or request an appointment online.