Adult Spine

Most people have neck pain at some time in their lives, and it usually resolves by itself.  Here are some common questions about neck pain.

Preparing for, and recovering from, surgery on your spine can be frightening.  These documents below are designed to make you more comfortable with the process by describing what you should do in advance, and what to expect when you get home.

  • What to Expect with an Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF) (.doc or .pdf)
  • What to Expect with a Lumbar Decompression (.doc or .pdf)
  • What to Expect with a Lumbar Fusion (.doc or .pdf)
  • What to Expect with a Posterior Cervical Laminaplasty (.doc or .pdf)
  • What to Expect with a Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (PCDF) (.doc or .pdf)