What symptoms should I call my doctor about after spine surgery?

Patients should call doctors after spine surgery if there is severe or worsening pain, new neurologic symptoms or wound issues.

After spine surgery, call your doctor if you experience weakness, numbness, bleeding or fluid occurring after spinal surgery.

If you're experiencing worsening pain or symptoms as well as signs of infection, you should call your doctor after spine surgery.

If you have increased redness at the incision site or pain after spinal surgery, you should call your doctor.

You should call your doctor after spinal surgery if you’re experiencing fevers, swelling, tenderness and if conservative approaches aren’t working.

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