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Addressing concerns about pain medications after spine surgery

Posted by Paul Boone, MD on Jul 23, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Addressing concerns about pain medications after spine surgery

Startling statistics regarding opioid addiction have caused some patients planning back surgery to fear taking prescription pain medications after surgery. At the same time, evolving policies and efforts to curb opioid dependence have caused other patients to fear that they might not get the pain relief they need after back surgery.

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Topics: back surgery, pain medications

What can I expect during recovery from back surgery?

Posted by Paul Boone, MD on Jul 11, 2018 11:30:00 AM

What can I expect during recovery from back surgery?

Just as every patient is unique and every surgery is different, no two patients experience recovery from back surgery in exactly the same way.

One thing almost all patients have in common: questions about their recovery from spine surgery.

Here neurosurgeon Paul Boone, MD, of NeursurgeryONE, formerly South Denver Neurosurgery, answers some of the more common questions patients ask about recovering from back surgery.

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Topics: spine surgery, back surgery