Spine Class

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.

Class Overview

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
  • Nutrition
  • Pain management
  • Postoperative nursing care
  • Equipment needs
  • Occupational/physical therapy
  • Precautions and limitations after surgery
  • Home safety
  • Discharge needs

The Spine Class is held every Wednesday, except 12/24/2014, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This class is free of charge with free valet parking 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 in the hospital at 1501 South Potomac Street in the 1st floor Meeting Room #3. Class starts promptly at 10:00. We look forward to seeing you there.