Spinal Surgery Abroad
Spine surgeons are physicians are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine which include problems with the neck cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine) and low back (lumbar spine).
Spinal problems and back pain are very common, in fact back pain is the second most frequently reported reason for visiting a doctor. Between 75 and 85% of all people will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.
Spinal problems can be extremely painful, and many of the surgical procedures are quite involved and require longer recovery times. Also, the diagnosis of back pain isn't always easy. The human spine is very complex, so it can be difficult for a doctor to pinpoint the exact cause of lack pain and other back related problems.
It is important that you discuss the potential risks, complications, and benefits of spinal surgery with your doctor. Only your doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for spinal surgery. If you choose to have spine surgery, your physical condition and your mental attitude will play a role your body's ability to heal.
Recovery from spine pain or injury can be improved by learning new ways to strengthen your spine and prevent future problems. After spinal surgery you may be instructed to limit your activities for a period of time to give your body a chance to heal. It is important that you follow your doctors instructions and give you body time to heal.
With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. When surgery is done near the spine and spinal cord these complications can be very serious. Although the chance that any of these complications will occur during your surgery is usually very small, you should discuss possible complication with your physician.