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Spine Surgery

Each year, about 500,000 Americans undergo spine surgery. If you regularly experience back pain or neck pain and have tried other treatments, surgery may be the key to long-lasting relief. At Coastal Ortho, the team of board-certified orthopedic specialists offers various types of spine surgery, including adult scoliosis correction, stenosis decompression, and lumbar fusion. To make an appointment in El Segundo or Torrance, California, call the nearest office or click the online booking feature today.


What is spine surgery?

Spine surgery refers to a group of operative procedures that treat damaged or diseased vertebrae, vertebral discs, and surrounding tissues. 

Most types of back pain and neck pain resolve on their own or respond to at-home treatments like rest and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Even so, more complex issues may require surgical intervention. If you suffer from back or neck pain and it keeps you from work or other important activities, contact the team at Coastal Ortho.

What are the benefits of spine surgery?

Spine surgery provides a safe and effective way to treat complex medical issues affecting your back and neck. Thanks to modern anesthetics and surgical tools, it’s possible to repair herniated discs and fractured vertebrae or take pressure off compressed nerves.

What’s more, after spine surgery, many people find that they’re more productive, physically active, and able to go about their daily routine. You might even be able to reduce the amount of medication you take or stop taking certain drugs altogether.

What are the types of spine surgery?

At Coastal Ortho, the team offers various types of spine surgery, including:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal stenosis decompression
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Adult scoliosis correction
  • Total disc replacement

The team also performs cervical fusion to relieve chronic neck pain.

What type of spine surgery might benefit me?

The type of spine surgery that will help you most depends on various factors, including your age, medical history, and the severity of your symptoms. After reviewing your records, discussing your symptoms, and a complete physical exam, your provider at Coastal Ortho can make recommendations that align with your needs.

Is spine surgery safe?

Spine surgery is safe and usually well-tolerated, but like any operative procedure, there are inherent risks, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Nerve damage
  • Stroke

To reduce the risk of these and other issues, your provider might ask you to change your diet or stop taking certain medications in the days before surgery. Make sure to follow their instructions carefully.

What is recovery like after spine surgery?

After spine surgery, you stay in the hospital for several days to recuperate. During that time, take your medications as prescribed, get plenty of rest, and follow your provider’s instructions carefully.

When you’re released from the hospital, you enroll in physical therapy or an occupational therapy program. Make sure to attend each of your rehabilitation appointments. The more committed you are to treatment, the quicker your body heals. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of spine surgery, request a consultation at Coastal Ortho. Call the nearest office or click the online booking feature today. 

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