You should discuss the potential for complications with your doctor as part of your decision whether to undergo spine surgery. In most cases, spine surgery is safe and effective; however, like any major surgical procedure, there is the potential for complications, which vary by type of surgery, age and other health conditions.
You and your caregivers should understand and follow your discharge instructions carefully.
In the first few days after surgery:
Talk to your doctor about any other possible complications you may experience including: