Tag: Spine Surgery Risks:

Great Expectations- But Let’s be Realistic

We see so many patients who have already had surgery somewhere else and are disappointed in the outcome. They have unresolved numbness, pain or weakness after extensive surgery and feel they should be doing much better. Their expectations have not been met. Let’s talk…. For most of us, if we are recommending surgery to a […]

5 Patient controlled Risk Factors for Spine Surgery

The TRUTH.   YOU the PATIENT have control over 5 of the risk factors associated with SPINE SURGERY: 1. SMOKING.  Smoking is associated with poor healing of the wounds.  From a very basic science perspective,  smoking decreases the blood flow to areas secondary by causing constriction of your arteries.  The lack of blood supply impedes healing […]