If you are suffering from back or neck pain, it is crucial for you to receive a professional diagnosis as soon as possible. Dr. Rovner is one of the best spine surgeons in NJ who has the experience and expertise necessary to help patients actualize successful outcomes with orthopedic spine surgery.
Recovery after surgery
If you do require surgery to address your arthritis, your recovery time will vary based on the level of complexity the surgery requires to fully address your pain. You may need general anesthesia if the procedure is particularly extensive, although there are less invasive surgical procedures that can often achieve the results you want that can be performed with local anesthesia.
Your recovery will take anywhere from one to six months, again depending on the extent of your procedure. As a part of your healing process, you will work with a physical therapist to rebuild your strength and flexibility.