Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What to Ask when your Doctor Suggests Surgery...


If you go to your doctor for back pain and he or she suggests surgery, it can be an overwhelming feeling. There is a lot to think about, and it’s important to remember to take your time and go over all your concerns with your doctor before heading into surgery.

It’s important to know what the risks are for the surgery being suggested. Ask your doctor to go over these with you before making your decision. Ask your doctor for research and statistics to read on the suggested surgery for more information. If it seems your doctor isn’t taking your questions seriously, or not providing enough information, get another opinion from a different doctor or surgeon.

You also want to ask for other options. A good surgeon will be familiar with alternative treatment options and willing to discuss them with you. Also keep in mind that spinal surgery is rarely needed immediately, so take your time to learn about these other treatments, and give them a chance to work.

Surgery is a big step, and a very important decision for you to make. Your doctor’s opinion is important, but keep in mind that it’s your body and your health in question here. Weigh your options and get all the information first, before you make the decision for surgery.


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1 comment:

Judith said...

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