Nationally recognized spine surgery institute in Citrus County, Florida

When you experience acute or chronic back pain, you can count on the spine doctors at Citrus Memorial Hospital. They will assess your condition and provide the most effective plan of treatment.

The expert spine surgeons at our spine center are trained in various types of spinal surgery, including minimally invasive surgery and lumbar spinal surgery. We also understand your care is not complete once your surgery has been performed. Here, you will receive a full continuum of care, including elite rehabilitation following your spine surgery.

To learn more about our spine care services in Inverness, Florida, you can contact our Consult-A-Nurse® team 24/7 at (352) 637-3337.

Advanced spine surgery

Spinal surgery involves the lower back, spine and the neck. These procedures usually decompress nerve roots that are being compressed. Compressed nerve roots cause pain, discomfort and, often, a loss of function.

Our spine surgeons use innovative techniques and rely on their extensive experience during spine operations.

Candidates for spinal surgery

You might be a candidate for spinal surgery if you experience:

  • Consistent back pain
  • Dropping objects
  • Frequent loss of function (especially in upper extremities)
  • Inability to walk distances
  • Numbness
  • Tingling in hands

Lumbar spinal fusion surgery

Lumbar spinal fusion surgery is a surgical procedure to stabilize the lumbar spine. Our spine care team monitors your nerve endings throughout the procedure to ensure all nerve endings remain unaffected by the surgery.

Minimally invasive spine surgery

This type of surgery uses smaller incisions, special instruments and enhanced microscopic visualization tools. It causes less disruption to the patient's body and processes.

These procedures, which once took hours, now frequently take 25 to 35 minutes. The recovery time after these procedures is also substantially reduced. Some patients are even allowed to drive the next day.

What to expect after spine surgery

Following spine surgery, pain is typically managed with oral pain medications. Typically, patients are able to go home the same day their spine surgery is performed. To ensure a full and healthy recovery, physical therapy and other rehabilitative methods often are recommended.

Conservative care after spine surgery

Conservative care after spine surgery includes rest, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants and physical therapy. It can also include holistic approaches, such as changes in diet, chiropractic care or acupuncture. Talk with your doctor about the right type of care for you.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation after spine surgery

Rehabilitation after spine surgery is an essential component of fully healing from your back or spine injury or condition.

Our licensed, highly skilled physical therapy team is trained to help you manage your pain and exercise. We strengthen your back and muscles while keeping your spine stabilized to prevent injury. Our therapists will design a rehabilitative program just for you to help you regain mobility and independence as quickly and as safely as possible.