When your back hurts, it can prevent your from participating in daily activities and impact your quality of life. Back surgery at Dignity Health Central California can ease your discomfort and get you moving without pain.
For expert care for your back condition, our orthopedic doctors can recommend the type of back surgery that is best for your body, mind, and spirit. With a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect, our orthopedic team offers back pain treatment for your healing and well-being.
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Understanding Back Surgery Procedures at Dignity Health Central California
Your doctor will discuss back pain treatment options that are based on your personal wishes and recovery. Physical, mental, and spiritual healing is our goal.
Back surgery types falls into these four main categories
- Lumbar surgery, such as decompression or fusion (connects two vertebrae in your spine).
- Herniated disc surgery, or discectomy, removes the herniated part of your disc.
- Disc replacement puts an artificial disc between two of your vertebrae.
- Laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal by removing bone to take pressure off of your nerves.
To help your fully recover and gain muscle strength, physical therapy and rehabilitation are an important part of your healing after back surgery. Your Dignity Health Central California health care provider will help you stand, walk, and sit in ways that protect your spine. As you heal, you will learn how to safely turn over in bed and reposition yourself.
Your energy level will return over time so that you can begin enjoying day-to-day activities. Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight will help you recovery and prevent future back pain.
For more information on back surgery procedures, meet with a Dignity Health Central California orthopedic specialist at:
Dignity Health Central California’s trusted orthopedic team can help you return to an active lifestyle with back surgery in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.