Spinal Fusion Surgery: A Reference for Teens and Parents
About Spinal Fusion Surgery and Recovery
Spinal fusion surgery helps to stop the progression of curving of the spine, known as scoliosis. The surgery helps to not only straighten the curve, but can improve children’s posture, fit of clothing, prevent back pain, and minimize other side effects of scoliosis.
The spinal fusion recovery process can be difficult, as children may experience pain and find it hard to sit up, stand, and walk while recovering. Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, is here to help your child have a smooth recovery from spinal fusion surgery and answer any questions throughout the process.
Spinal Fusion Surgery Program at Nicklaus Children's
Is spinal fusion surgery in your future? If so, you are probably feeling some uncertainty. The best thing you can do right now is to learn as much as possible about the procedure and share the information with friends and family. Knowledge will prepare you for what is ahead and help you feel more in control and less anxious. Here’s how to get started. First, ask your doctor every question that comes to mind and read all the materials you can find on the subject. We also urge you to attend the Spinal Fusion Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital. The Spinal Fusion Program provides an opportunity for you and your family to learn about what to expect during spinal fusion recovery.