Spine surgery involves surgery of the lower back and the neck; procedures usually decompress nerve roots that are being pressed. Watch this video to learn more about the types of spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

The typical candidate for spine surgery is a patient who has pain and typically a loss of function. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

After spine surgery, pain is typically managed with oral pain medications. Watch this video to learn more about recovering following spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Following minimally invasive spinal surgery, patients are warned not to lift, pull or bend, and sometimes wear a lightweight brace. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital says that, frequently, most slipped discs can be managed in a conservative manner. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery.

Numbness is a symptom that suggests a spinal nerve is being compressed. It's not an indication for surgery, but you should consult a doctor. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital suggests that you have a thorough discussion of your clinical symptoms the first time you see your spine surgeon. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery.

A lumbar spinal fusion is a surgery designed to stabilize the lumbar spine. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

The most common risk in any type of surgery is infection. Nerve damage following spinal surgery, another risk, rarely happens. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital explains how he connects electrodes to patients' muscles to monitor nerves during spinal surgery. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery.

The most recent advancement in spinal surgery is that surgery has shifted from an in-patient basis to an out-patient procedure. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

The most recent advancement in spinal surgery is that surgery has shifted from an in-patient basis to an out-patient procedure. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Frequently conservative care will lead to the resolution of the problem. If not, its best to see if it can be resolved with operable care. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Conservative care following spinal surgery includes rest, muscles relaxants, physical therapy and changes in diet. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Degenerative spinal disease is caused by the degeneration of the spinal disk as someone ages, resulting in pain or problems walking. Watch this video to learn more about spine surgery from Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

It's a good idea to see a specialist for any type of spinal pathology and to start orchestrating a plan of conservative care, says Constantine Toumbis, MD at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Watch this video to learn more.