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Your Decision to Have Spine Surgery

Now that you and your spine specialist have agreed that surgery is the appropriate treatment option for your condition, it is important that you understand and play an active role in preparing for your surgery. Being informed and prepared will reduce your pre-surgery stress level and help your family prepare for your return and recovery.

Resources to Help You Prepare for Spine Surgery

Pre-Surgery Planning

Pre-Operative Medical Clearances

Reporting to the Hospital for Pre-Op Testing and Teaching

Items to Purchase for Post-Surgical Comfort

Test-Driving Your Cervical Collar or Lumbar Brace before Surgery

Preparing Your Home for Your Recovery

Pre-Surgery Preparedness Checklist

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