Spinal surgery focuses on the spine, either the cervical (neck) or dorsal region and more frequently the lumbar region.
This specialty heals and corrects:
– Degenerative disorders of the spine (problems of neck pain, low back pain or sciatica)
– Spinal trauma (related to elderly osteoporosis)
– Spinal deformities (scoliosis)
– Spinal tumors
– Spinal infections (spondylodiscitis).
Most spinal operations are performed by the posterior approach.
After any operation on the spine, you can move within 24-48 hours with the help of a physiotherapist.
In some cases, an external support (corset) must be worn for few weeks.