Spine Surgery FAQs

Spine surgery can significantly impact your quality of life by improving spinal weakness, pain and numbness. This set of frequently asked questions will help you prepare for a successful spine surgery at Premier Health.

After surgery, how long will my pain last?

Pain depends on the surgical procedure that is done. Surgical site pain improves over time. After the first few days, the most significant pain lessens.

For less complicated procedures, pain is more limited and the primary pain is over in a few days. For more complex procedures, such as multilevel or anterior and posterior or staged procedures, pain improves over time.

After the first 3 to 4 days pain is improving and patients begin feeling much better in 1 to 2 weeks.

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment with a Spine Surgeon, call (866) 608-FIND(866) 608-FIND or complete the form below to receive a call from our scheduling department to make an appointment.