Our Spine Class is required for all patients who are scheduled for major spine surgery at The Medical Center of Aurora. We have offered this unique service for more than 18 years as a way to help patients prepare for surgery, and to recover faster. We encourage family members and caretakers to attend the class with the patient.
The goal is to ensure that patients are prepared for surgery mentally, physically and emotionally. Classes are focused on lumbar spine patients and include discussions on:
- Spine anatomy
- Preoperative exercises
- Preoperative blood donations
- Pain management
- Postoperative nursing care
- Equipment needs
- Occupational/physical therapy
- Precautions and limitations after surgery
- Home safety
- Discharge needs
The Spine Class is held two Wednesdays each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This class is free of charge and is supported by the spine surgeons and neurosurgeons at The Medical Center of Aurora.
To view the class schedule or to register online, click here or call 303-873-0630 to register over the phone. The class is located at 1444 South Potomac Street in the 2nd floor conference room. Class starts promptly at 9:00. We look forward to seeing you there.