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Back surgery, or spine surgery, may be recommended to treat back pain and other symptoms of a back problem if noninvasive methods have not been successful.
Dignity Health Southern California offers excellence in surgical treatment for all types of back conditions and injuries. If you would like to learn more about back surgery in Southern California, use our online search tool to Find a Doctor that’s right for you.
Your doctor may suggest back surgery if you have severe or debilitating back pain that limits your daily activities.
You may benefit from back surgery if you have back pain due to:
If you have chronic back pain or disability, meet with a back doctor at Dignity Health Southern California for a diagnosis. You may be eligible for minimally invasive back surgery, which typically results in less pain, less scarring, and a faster recovery time.
Back surgery can help relieve pain, improve flexibility and range of motion, and restore stability to the back. Our experts offer several types of back surgeries:
The type of surgery you have will depend on your condition, overall health, age, and other risk factors. You may be a candidate for open surgery or a minimally invasive back surgery procedure. In general, back surgery may last anywhere from one to three hours. You will be given general anesthesia so you will not feel any pain during the procedure.
After surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital overnight. Depending on your specific case, your doctor may have you wear a back brace or cast to help keep your back stable while it heals. You will have physical therapy and rehabilitation to help you build strength in your back and promote recovery. A full recovery from back surgery may take up to several months, but trust your care team to help make it go as smoothly as possible.
Dignity Health offers the latest, minimally invasive surgical procedures for back surgery in Southern California.