Kayal Orthopaedic Center

6 Ways to Ease the Anxiety of Spinal Surgery

Kayal Pain & Spine Center Understands, Helps Calm Concerns


Franklin Lakes, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/13/2018 -- Patients who take a proactive approach to their upcoming spinal surgeries can ease their anxieties and even improve their recoveries.

When patients are facing spinal surgery, it can be overwhelming. The skilled, compassionate team at Kayal Pain & Spine Center will do everything possible to answer patients' questions and address their concerns. This Bergen County-based orthopaedic practice uses minimally invasive spine surgery for patients in Glen Rock and beyond whenever possible because a less invasive approach has numerous advantages over open surgeries. Among them:

Smaller incisions
Less scarring
Decreased blood loss
Minimal trauma
Reduced need for strong pain medications

The team at Kayal Pain & Spine also encourages patients to take a proactive approach to their upcoming surgeries because patient preparation can improve outcomes. Here are some of the steps patients can take to help themselves:

Find a trusted surgeon. The skill and experience of the surgeon is critical. Choose wisely. It's also important to find a surgeon who is caring and respectful. If the relationship and planned course of treatment don't feel right, don't be afraid to seek a second opinion.

Stay informed. The team at Kayal Pain & Spine Center believes that an educated patient is happy, healthy and approaches surgery with confidence. This skilled team will answer every question and makes it a point to include patients in the decision-making process.

Stay in motion. Even though it might feel counterintuitive, staying active helps control weight and speed recovery. Physical activity also improves blood flow, decreasing the risk of blood clots and circulation issues.

Stay away from certain meds. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen thin the blood and increase the risk of problems during surgery. They should be stopped at least one week before surgery. Heart medicines, omega-3 fatty acids and other supplements can also thin the blood. Patients should always tell their surgeons about all medications they are taking, including over-the-counter products.

Stay realistic. Being healthy and pain-free takes effort. Following surgery, patients increase their odds of living their best life by eating right, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly.

Stay connected. Especially in the first week after surgery, spinal surgery patients need help from family members and friends. The recovery can take weeks or even months. Plan ahead. Don't be afraid to reach out to loved ones for help.

Kayal Pain & Spine Center utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and innovative treatments and therapies to manage pain and spine issues. It is respected and trusted for its skilled and experienced spine doctors in Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes, Westwood, Paramus and beyond.

Schedule an appointment with Kayal Pain & Spine Center by calling 844.281.1783 or by contacting the team on the web. Kayal Pain & Spine Center welcomes new patients and those seeking second opinions.

About Kayal Pain & Spine Center
Kayal Pain & Spine Center is dedicated exclusively to pain management and spinal treatments. Its experienced, board-certified team has expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and pain management of herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis and the full spectrum of chronic conditions. Based in Bergen County, NJ, the practice specializes in minimally invasive surgery, injury prevention, innovative therapies and pain management. Its five convenient offices are in Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes, Westwood and Paramus (opening soon), NJ, and Stony Point, NY. Schedule an appointment by calling 844.281.1783 or contact Kayal Pain & Spine Center or Kayal Orthopaedic Center by filling out this form.