After Surgery Guides

Being ready to recover and knowing what to expect can be very helpful for managing your symptoms, knowing what help you will need, and knowing if something you are experiencing is normal or something to be worried about.  At Modern Spine, we think taking the mystery out of recovery is essential.

Whenever you are in serious doubt about your recovery, you should call 9-1-1 for emergency concerns or contact your primary care doctor if you think you are having a medical issue like elevated blood pressures, low blood pressure, irregular heart beating, or difficulty managing diabetes or your other chronic medical issues. 

When it is not an emergency and spine related, use these guides to help you through the process of recovering after surgery.  Our Bracing GuideBone Growth Stimulator Guide for Fusion Patients, and Wound Care Guide are also available to help you with routine after surgery concerns, questions, and problems.  

After Neck Surgery Guides

Download guides 1, 2, or 3 for tips on how to recover from neck surgery and what to expect.  

After Back Surgery Guides

Download guides A, B, C, D, or E for your guide to recovering after back surgery.  

Future Preparing for Surgery Guides

We are in the process of making additional guides.  Check back before your operation to see if they are available.

Bracing Guide

Not every surgery requires a brace but many do.  It is beneficial to learn about bracing if you have been instructed that you will need a brace after surgery Click the link below to learn more:

Wound Care Guide

This is a guide to wound care for all of the different types of incisions you might have after surgery.  It helps you know what to expect and how to care for your wound, when to shower, and when to be concerned.

Bone Growth Stimulator Guide for Fusion Patients

Some patients after a multi-level fusion or revision fusion surgery for a failed fusion will benefit from a device called a Bone Growth Stimulator.

If you are prescribed one of these devices or one is recommended to you, you can download our guide to learn more about the technology and how to use the device.

Preparing for Surgery Guides

In case you missed them, we also have guides to prepare you for surgery with Modern Spine.  Click the link below to explore that area and learn more about getting ready for surgery: