Back and Spine Surgery in Oklahoma City
The spine specialists at Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony in Oklahoma City provide evaluation and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including degenerative disc disease, disc herniations, stenosis of the spine, spine fractures, spine deformities, trauma and stress-related fractures.
Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony also has a doctor on staff who specializes in pain management to assist our spine specialists with patients who are suffering from back pain, but do not require surgery. Helping people experience a better quality of life through lessened pain is the goal of the pain management program at Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony.
Our doctors offer evaluation and treatment for people experiencing a variety of pain related to arthritis, back problems, compression fractures of the spine, musculoskeletal problems, stenosis of the spine and sports injuries.
Finding a Spine Specialist in Oklahoma City
If you are looking for a spine specialist in Oklahoma City or a doctor to help you determine what to do about your back pain, call our Physician Referral Line at 405.272.7900.
When you call, tell the representative you are looking for spine specialist or back pain doctor, and you will receive a referral to a doctor in the Oklahoma City metro area based on your location and your insurance provider. Always remember to double check insurance coverage with the doctor or specialist you select.
What to Expect with Back or Spine Surgery
Once you and your doctor determine that you are a candidate for back or spine surgery, your doctor should review the possible risks associated with your particular procedure and surgery in general. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain medications and ask you not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery on your spine.
Once your spine surgery is complete, you will continue your stay at Bone and Joint Hospital in our third floor acute care unit. Our specially trained nurses will care for you during your stay.
In the days following surgery, you will meet with our physical therapists who will ensure that you know how to keep your spine in proper alignment while conducting every day physical activities such as sitting, standing and walking.
Managing Your Pain After Back or Spine Surgery
Talk to your doctor before surgery to find out what you can expect in regard to pain after surgery. Some questions to ask your doctor include:
• What amount of pain is normal after back or spine surgery?
• How long does the pain usually last?
• What pain medicine will I receive? Do I have different options?
• How long will I take the pain medication prescribed?
• Will I need to ask for the pain medication or will it be administered automatically?
You are the only one who knows how much pain you feel and what makes it feel better. Tell your doctor or nurse if the prescribed pain medicine is not helping or if your pain changes.
Choose Bone and Joint Hospital in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma’s choice for more than 80 years, Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, located in Midtown Oklahoma City, is unique in that the hospital, physicians, and health care professionals are committed solely to orthopedic care.
As a result, Oklahoma’s own Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony is able to provide patients with a greater degree of individualized care. Patient satisfaction ratings have consistently placed Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony in Oklahoma City in the top 10 percent of hospitals within the Press Ganey national database.