Spine Care: Visit & Pre-op Expectations
Understanding your pain level and back history will help us to build a treatment plan for you and your first step to recovery. Please print this diagram and complete prior to your arrival of your first visit so that we can get a sense of your pain level.
Tests may be ordered for further treatment and diagnosis. (MRI, CT, EMG/NCV and X Ray)
Dr Grisafi may provide home exercises programs or a referral to a Physical Therapist.
Bring family members or friends who can be a second pair of ears and whom may offer additional questions.
For your convenience, we have provided the following information to assist your understanding and expectations prior to surgery:
- Preparing for Spine Surgery
- Preparing for Cervical Fusion Surgery
- Risks of Posterior Cervical Surgery
- Preparing for Lumbar Surgery
- Risks of Lumbar Surgery
- Preparing for Lumbar Laminectomy
PostOperative Care Planning
The information below provide information for your wound care, medications, diet, activity and should you have immediate needs post surgery:
Did we answer your questions or concerns? We encourage you to address all your concerns and questions before you leave your office visit.