Frequently Asked Questions


Am I going to have any pain?

We provide minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, which require few or no stitches and cause minimal scarring. Because of this, patients usually report experiencing little to no pain during their recovery. As long as patients adhere to the doctor’s recovery recommendations, they don’t need to worry about an unpleasant post-operative experience.

Do you take workers' comp?

Renova doctors gladly accept workers’ compensation. In fact, the doctors and staff at Renova will help these patients work through the application process so that they can be processed quickly and efficiently.

How long do procedures take?

The amount of time varies among procedures and treatments. However, AccuCision® procedures takes only a few minutes. Many of our patients who schedule a morning operation can be home by lunch.

Will I have to stay overnight?

All AccuCision® procedures performed by Renova Spine surgeons are outpatient procedures, meaning that you do not need an overnight stay and can return home almost immediately following surgery.

Do I need someone to drive me home?

Your surgeon will recommend that you have a family member or friend escort you home after the procedure, mainly because the effects of the anesthesia will still be present after surgery. However, many patients are allowed to return to driving a vehicle the next day if they are comfortable, and their physician believes that they can operate the vehicle safely.

What does Sciatica Feel Like?

Since sciatica primarily puts pressure on the nerve, numbness and tingling in the legs are one of the most common signs of sciatica . Many patients compare the sensation to a leg or foot “falling asleep”, in which the extremity is weak, numb, and has a tingling sensation. In some instances, the discomfort is so great that it can disrupt the patient’s sleep patterns.

If I have cervical surgery, will I have to wear a neck collar?

It is recommended that a cervical collar be worn for the first two weeks after surgery. Patients are instructed to wear the collar if they are sitting or walking for an extended period of time, such as working at a desk or driving in a car.

What are my limitations following surgery and how soon will I be able to return to work?

We recommend you limit lifting over 10 pounds for at least six weeks, and that you return to normal activities gradually to allow for maximum healing. Patients who have desk jobs can normally return to work within two weeks and patients with physically strenuous jobs should wait at least six weeks, depending on the job. Each patient’s surgery and job differs; subsequently, the time in which one may return to normal daily activities depends on an individual’s work environment and the type of surgery performed.

How can I pay for my treatment?

Renova accepts most major insurance plans, including Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna.