The Importance of Bone Health for Spinal Procedures
by Justin S. Field, M.D.
Having healthy bones is very important to prevent fractures. Common areas where people sustain broken bones due to fragility are in the spine, hips, and wrists. It is also very important to have healthy bone quality as it pertains to being able to undergo and recuperate from spine surgery. Whether consider- ing a smaller surgery, such as micro-decompression, or a larger reconstruction, such as a bone fusion or disc replacement, adequate bone support and bone healing is necessary for stability of the spine.