Types of Back Pain
Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Causes

Chronic Back Pain 

Depression & Chronic Pain


Herniated Disc
Bulging Disc
Degenerative Disc Disease
Facet Joint Disease
Spinal Stenosis
Foraminal Stenosis




Low Back Pain
Causes of Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain Treatment
Epidural Steroid Injections
Surgery For Low Back Pain


Surgical Procedures
Types of Back Surgery
Spine Surgery
Spine Fusion
Spinal Disc Replacement



Back Pain Relief
Back Pain Treatment
Back Surgery
Artificial Discs
Insurance Carriers


Questions For Your Spine Surgeon


  1. Do you have written materials or videotapes about this surgery that I can review?

  2. How much improvement can I expect from this surgery?

  3. What is your experience doing this type of surgery, and how many have you done?

  4. Are you Board Certified?

  5. Approximately how many of these surgeries are done each year at this hospital? Is there outcomes data available?

  6. What are the risks involved? How likely are they?

  7. What type of anesthesia will be used? What are the risks?

  8. What type of implant will be used? What is the track record for this type of prosthesis?

  9. Will I have to stop taking any of my medications before surgery?

  10. What options are available to avoid a blood transfusion?

  11. How long will I have to stay in the hospital?

  12. How much pain is normal to expect and how long will it last? Will I receive medication for the pain?

  13. When will I start physical therapy? Will I need home or outpatient therapy?

  14. Will I need to arrange for some assistance at home? If so, for how long?

  15. What limits will there be on activities - such as driving, bathing, climbing stairs, eating, sex?

  16. How long will I need to be out of work?

  17. How often will I need to return for follow-up visits?

  18. What complications can arise after surgery? What are the signs of complications?











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Patient Resources

Anatomy of The Lower Back  -  Misdiagnosing Low Back Pain  -  Functions of The Low Back  -  Before Your Surgery  -  After Spine Surgery

Spine Surgery Questions  -  Anatomy of The Spine  -  Back Pain Definitions  -  Obesity and back pain  -  Orthopedic Surgeons  -  Spine Surgeons

Back Pain Myths  -  Back Pain Medication



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