Dr. Barba discusses how much pain a woman can expect after minimally invasive spine surgery.
During your minimally invasive spine surgery, you will be asleep. So you will experience no pain. When you wake up, sometimes you will have back pain that’s similar to a bad cramp, and in some cases it can be more severe than that. But medication is given to try to make that more tolerable and you will usually be increasingly comfortable with the use of pain medications and able to go home on your own within two or three days after those procedures.
About Dr. Barba, M.D.:
Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. David Barba is a member of numerous professional societies including the San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons, the Western Neurological Society, and the Research Society of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently serving as associate professor in the Division of Neurological Surgery in the Department of Surgery at UCSD.