20 Jan How to Prepare for your Inspired Spine Procedure
If you’ve never had a major surgery before, undergoing a minimally invasive keyhole spine procedure can be stressful. But if you take the appropriate steps to prepare for the procedure, you will avoid a lot of the anxiety that can come along with a procedure. Here are some tips to help you best prepare for your Inspired Spine surgery.
Do Your Research
There are numerous helpful resources on the web that can help prepare you for your procedure. Webmd, spine-health.com, and various other sites (including this one!) have information on what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. The more informed you are, the better off you will be.
Talk with your Surgeon
Establishing a good relationship with your surgeon prior to surgery is essential for a successful outcome. Patient and surgeon need to be in sync so they can work towards the same treatment objectives. Additionally, you will feel more comfortable and safe if you know and trust your surgeon before the procedure.
Make Post-Op Preparations
Making a few preparations before your operation can ensure a smooth recovery period. If you have to take time off work after your procedure, make sure you put in for time off. Ensure you have all of your logistics nailed down for the day of surgery as well. You will likely need someone to drop you off and pick you up. Having a family member or friend around to help you out and keep you company in the days following your procedure can be a great help too.
If you have any questions about how to prepare for your specific spinal procedure, contact your surgeon. These are general tips, and you should always listen to your surgeon’s advice above all else.