Constant back pain can interfere with every aspect of your life. If your back pain is persistent and prevents you from fully enjoying your daily routines, you may want to consider back surgery.
At Dignity Health Central Coast, our doctors believe in a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect for your healing and well-being. Our orthopedic team will answer all of your questions about back surgery on the Central Coast of California. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible while preparing for your procedure.
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Back Surgery Procedures at Dignity Health Central Coast
Back pain typically does not last for more than a couple of months at a time. Exercises, physical therapy, and medication can typically restore mobility and make you more comfortable.
If your back pain is a constant part of your life, you may want to consider back surgery at one of the following Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals:
Your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor may recommend back surgery, also called spine surgery, if you have back pain caused by disc problems, bone overgrowth, or bone spurs from osteoarthritis.
Types of Back Surgery
Your doctor will discuss the best back surgery option for you based on your personal orthopedic condition and physical, mental, and spiritual healing.
Back surgery falls into these four main categories:
- Herniated disc surgery, or discectomy, removes the herniated part of your disc.
- Disc replacement places an artificial disc between two of your vertebrae.
- Fusion connects two vertebrae in your spine.
- Laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal by removing bone to take pressure off of your nerves.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation area critical part of your recovery plan following back surgery. Your Dignity Health Central Coast health care provider will teach you how to stand, walk, and sit in ways that protect your spine. As you heal, you will know how to safely turn over in bed and reposition yourself.
Maintaining a healthy weight and staying physically active will help relieve any lingering pain after back surgery treatment. After back surgery, you may not feel as energized as you usually do for some time. Rest assured that you will gradually return to enjoying your normal activities as you continue to heal.
Contact us to talk to a Dignity Health doctor about back surgery and back surgery treatment on the Central Coast.
Dignity Health’s trusted orthopedic teams offer award-winning care for back surgery on the Central Coast of California.