Thank you for choosing The Total Joint Replacement and Spine Institute
at Community Medical Center, to help restore you to a higher quality of life.
Annually, over 200,000 people undergo spine surgery. The goal of surgery
aims to relieve pain, restore your independence, and return you to work
and other daily activities.
Most patients having spine surgery recover quickly. Some patients may
be able to walk or even go home the day of surgery. Generally, patients
can return to driving in one to two weeks, to sedentary jobs and activities
in three to four weeks, and to vigorous physical activities in six to
12 weeks. Patients undergoing more complicated operations such as multilevel
spinal fusion may require three to six months to return to full activities.
Our team includes nurses, physical and occupational therapists and orthopedic
and neurosurgeons specializing in spine care. Every detail, from pre-operative
teaching to post-operative exercising, is considered and reviewed with
each patient. Your health care team guides patients through the surgical
experience and helps develop individualized discharge plans.
The Joint Replacement and Spine Institute at Community Medical Center has
developed a comprehensive planned course of treatment. We believe that
patients play a key role in ensuring a successful recovery. Our goal is
to involve patients in their treatment through each step of the program.