Patient Checklist

Patients checklist Fort Worth, TX

Before Surgery

  • Stop smoking
  • Remove hazards at home and put items within reach
  • Stop taking aspirin and ibuprofen (or any non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs) several days before surgery
  • Don’t eat or drink after midnight prior to surgery

After Surgery

  • Take your pain medication as directed
  • Follow physical rehabilitation plan as prescribed
  • Do not drive until your surgeon approves
  • Schedule your post-operative exam

Long-Term Recovery

  • Ask your surgeon about resuming work and other activities
  • Attend follow-up exams following your rehabilitation program as recommended by your surgeon

When should I call my surgeon?

You should call your surgeon if you notice any of the following:

  • Increased back or leg pain, numbness, tingling or weakness that does not decrease with rest
  • Swelling in your legs
  • Increased pain, redness or drainage from your incision
  • Fever
  • Chest pain

* Always follow the instructions from your physician

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DFW Center for Spinal Disorders wants you to know the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community is our top priority. We will remain open at this time as we know that our patients' pain does not take breaks and we want to be available to them if needed. We will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation as it unfolds and will continue taking all precautionary measures at our office to keep our patients and staff safe. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to call our office.