How to Get Ready for Back Surgery

By Camille Noe Pagán
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD

If you’re scheduled to have back surgery, you’re probably a little worried about how it will turn out. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to make sure your operation is successful.

Just ask Dwylett Montgomery. After years of living with severe back pain, she had surgery for degenerative disc disease in 2012. “The surgery wasn’t enough. Within a year, I learned I’d need to have another,” says the 43-year-old mother of three from West Chester, OH.

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