Often the pain caused in the back or the spine is because of some kind of spinal alignment issues, internal injury or other similar causes. In such cases, opting for spinal surgery treatment is highly recommended. Your orthopaedic would not only manage the issue for you but also do a scan and x-ray to undermine the root cause. The surgical procedure is a complicated one and hence a lot of detailed testing has to be done along with the analysis of your complete medical history and background. Some of the different kinds of surgery available are discectomy, laminectomy, fusion and artificial desks too.
Duration of the surgery can range from 1-4 hours or even more. The root cause or the complication that caused the trouble has to be understood first. For this, lumbar spine surgery may be suggested that takes an average of 2 hours. The pressure from this area will be relieved that helps to get relief. Hospitalisation for 3-4 days is usually suggested but in complicated surgeries, it could be longer.
After your back surgery has been done, you will note that the pain is almost gone. However, you may be advised bed rest for a while. There would also be restriction on your movements and activities. However, post the recovery period, you should be able to resume regular activities and exercises with ease and do them comfortably sans the pain or discomfort.