Knoxville’s Best Choice for Spine Surgery in Eastern Tennessee
The symptoms and causes of neck and back pain are wide-ranging. Whether from osteoarthritis or a herniated disc, back pain can stop you in your tracks. It’s likely you’ll need spine surgery to get back to normal. Our team of orthopedic spine surgeons can assess where your pain is coming from and why it is occurring.
8 Tips to Prepare for Spine Surgery
If spine surgery is considered to be your best option for relieving pain and regaining function, make the procedure as painless as possible. Preparing for spinal surgery includes preparing your home so you may continue to function with relative ease throughout recovery, despite your limitations. You will also need to prepare mentally and physically. Get ready by doing the following:
- Put items in easy reach
- Get a toilet riser
- Stop smoking
- Invest in slip-on shoes
- Meal prep
- Get an item grabber
- Practice light meditation
- Review your medications and supplements
NECK, BACK AND SPINE CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS
Did you know that, on average, roughly 90% of all spine conditions do not require surgery? But, if yours does, our spine surgery team has your back.
DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH ANY OF THESE COMMON SPINE PROBLEMS?
- Pain in the neck and shoulder, radiating down the arm
- Pain in the neck, and pins and needles in hands
- Back or neck pain that makes you cancel or leave events early
- Back pain or bone spurs in the neck that make it hard to sleep
- Sudden back pain where you can’t move
- A tender spot on the spine when it’s pressed
- A protruding bone at the base of the neck or skull
- Radiating upper back pain
- Legs giving way with back pain
- Back pain that radiates down both legs
- A herniated, bulging, or slipped disc
- A torn disc
If so, we strongly encourage you to visit a spine specialist.
ARE THESE AUTOMATIC SIGNS YOU NEED BACK SURGERY?
Not necessarily. Many spine troubles can be treated without surgery. Physical therapy, medications, and environmental adjustments can be used to successfully treat many back problems.
AT WHAT POINT DO YOU NEED SPINE SURGERY?
This depends on your specific problem, and how bad it is. If you have tried alternative treatments and your spine issues haven’t improved, you may be a candidate for surgery.
You’ll need one thing no matter what your treatment plan is—a comprehensive assessment by a spine specialist. With a thorough assessment and history, one of our specialists can help determine what your spine may need. Know what your options are, and take part in putting together a plan that works for your lifestyle.
Spine and back problems are too big to ignore. They reduce your mobility, comfort level, and quality of life. You should not have to adjust your work and play schedule due to treatable spine issues. Our spine surgeons want to help you get back to your normal daily activities as soon as possible.
VISIT A TOC SPINE SURGEON
Your spine health is important to us. Our team of both spinal surgeons and non-surgical specialists will help return you to your daily activities as quickly as possible.
We provide our patients with More Locations and Convenient Care in East Tennessee, including Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City and Sevierville.
IMPROVE YOUR MOBILITY WITH OUR SPINE SOLUTIONS
Are you experiencing muscle ache, shooting or stabbing pain, or pain that worsens after activity? Does the thought of having to pick something up off the floor or walk down to the mailbox make you cringe?
Then it’s time to schedule an appointment with one of our Spine specialists to determine the cause of your pain and develop a plan of recovery.
Our Spine Team
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I would recommend Dr. Wells to anybody that has this kind of back problem. He’s thorough and he’s takes great pride in his craft.