I'm going to have the first operation of my life: a spinal decompression. What can I do to get the best results afterward?
Spinal decompression is a way to remove bone from around the spinal cord or spinal nerves. It takes the pressure off these structures and reduces pain and other symptoms.
A recent study from the National Spine Network (NSN) reported patients have the best result after spinal decompression compared to other spine operations. First surgeries go better than repeat spinal operations.
Based on research, doctors suggest the following steps to a good result after spinal surgery:
References:Hwan T. Hee, MD, et al. The Effect of Previous Low Back Surgery on General Health Status. In Spine. September 1, 2004. Vol. 29. No. 17. Pp. 1931-1937.
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