At NCSRA, the patient is at the center of the decision making process. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide, with a lot of help from your doctor, whether or not spine surgery is right for you. Trying to make a decision about whether or not to have spine surgery can be an overwhelming process. How do you start to make this decision? Our recommendation is that you begin by learning as much as you can about why you need surgery, what kind of surgery you are going to have, and what this will mean to you and your family. Having a complete understanding about the surgical process and what to expect will help to ease some of the anxiety that you will naturally have about this decision. We will help you take a step-by-step process, beginning with education about yourself, your condition and the options available to you. We’ll help you make a confident decision, made jointly by you and your doctor, about whether or not to have surgery.