You never know when you’ll first need to visit a spine surgeon. You might have always had a condition or you may have developed one due to old age. At Subach Spinal Solutions, we want to help you get the most out of your first appointment with our spine surgeon. Here are some questions you may want to ask.
What Causes Osteoporosis?
Many people visiting our spine surgeon want to know the causes of osteoporosis. This condition affects many Americans, but understanding the risk factors can help you avoid being affected. If you already have osteoporosis, a spine surgeon can help you manage the condition.
How Can I Keep My Bones Healthy?
During your appointment, feel free to ask how you can keep your bones healthy and avoid further problems in the future. Between the ages of 10 and 20, it is essential to consume a diet high in calcium. Based on your current bone health, we can advise you on how much calcium you need in your diet to prevent mitigate your risk of future bone problems. Remember to mention any bone or joint injuries you’ve had in the past.
Do You Have Outcome Information Available to Me?
Many people visit a spine surgeon for the first time because they have a condition that is so aggravated it requires surgery. If this is the case for you, being aware of outcome information is crucial.
Why Do You Recommend This Procedure?
If surgery is your only option for proper recovery or treatment, you need to ask this question. Before deciding on a particular procedure, understand the doctor’s logic behind recommending this particular procedure.
What is Your Experience with This Particular Procedure?
Once you have determined the best procedure to correct your condition, ask the surgeon about how many cases he or she has treated with his procedure. We want to make sure you’re comfortable with the outcome of the procedure and the surgeon’s experience treating your condition.
What Type of Anesthesia Will You Use?
Surgery usually involves general anesthesia or local anesthesia. The type of anesthesia you will receive will depend on several factors, including your health and the extent of the procedure.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You don’t have to live with chronic, debilitating pain. Our experienced spine surgeon at Subach Spinal Solutions wants to help. To discover how to alleviate your pain, contact us today and book an appointment at our office in Arlington!