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Spine Surgery Booklet

Table of Contents

The information in the Your Spine Surgery Booklet is intended for use by the patients of the Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery, P.C., in Fort Collins, Colorado.

We know that as you approach your cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) surgery you may have questions about what the process will be like. To answer some of the questions you may have and to help you feel more at ease about your upcoming surgery, we offer you this booklet. Please do not hesitate to ask us whatever medical questions you have while you are in the hospital.

How the Spine and Nerves Work

Before Surgery

  • Arriving at the Hospital
  • A Note about Visitors

The Most Common Cervical and Lumbar Surgeries

After Surgery

  • Returning to Your Room

Leaving the Hospital: Making Plans

Taking Care

  • Diet
  • Pain Control
  • Bandages
  • Bathing
  • Activities
  • Notify Your Doctor If...
  • For Neck Patients
  • Conclusion

Medical Terms and What They Mean


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