5 Ways Spine Surgery Can Improve Your Quality of Life
Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 26, 2018
Spine surgery can seem like a daunting option, but a successful surgery can greatly improve your quality of life. Don’t believe us? Check out these five ways a a corrective spinal procedure can make your life better.
The most common reason people undergo a spinal procedure is to address a problem that is causing pain. Pain can usually be controlled very well with a minimally invasive or open procedure, so long as doctors are treating the root cause. Whether you’re dealing with a herniated disc or a pinched nerve, a surgical procedure can almost always decrease or eliminate your pain, which often improves your quality of life.
A spinal procedure can also help you regain your mobility and flexibility. Instead of being relegated to your house, a spinal procedure can help you get outside and play with your children or grandchildren. At any age, you can benefit from more mobility, and a spinal procedure can help to give you that mobility back. Having more mobility can lead to point number three.
A spinal surgery can help you regain your independence. If you are more mobile and living without pain, you can partake in a lot more activities for yourself. You can take care of yourself instead of relying on others. One of the most common things people are thankful for after a successful spinal surgery is their renewed sense of independence. How is your back pain crippling your independence? Odds are a successful spine surgery can give you back some or all of what spine pain has taken from you.
Spine pain is one of the most common reasons why couples say that their sex life has tapered off or stopped altogether. Intimacy is important in a relationship, and a simple spinal operation can help free you of the pain that is robbing you of a healthy sex life. Spinal problems can also contribute to impotency issues, so your spine surgeon may be able to help in this realm as well.
Your Mental Health
Spine pain is just as much of a physical burden as it is a mental burden. If spine pain is crippling you physically, odds are it’s also affecting you emotionally and psychologically. Having a surgery to correct the physical ailment will in turn positively affect your mindset and your emotional health. You deserve to be healthy physically and emotionally, and a spinal operation can help you achieve that.