Spine Camp Online Learning and Video Series

Through our specialized Spine Camp Program, surgeons, nurses and therapists work collaboratively together to get you back to an active lifestyles as quickly and safely as possible. The program begins with required pre-surgical education and pre-surgical videos.

Having back and neck surgery requires active participation from both you, the patient, and your support person. During the pre-operative online class, you will learn how to prepare for your surgery, what to do before and after surgery, managing your pain, reducing your risk and recovery guidelines.

Reviewing these pre-surgical web pages and preoperative videos are required by your insurance company. After reviewing these materials, please fill out the verification form.

Required Online Spine Camp Class

In preparation of your upcoming back or neck surgery, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Please review all Pre-Surgical Spine Camp: A Guide to Spine Surgery education pages in this link. If you are viewing this page on a computer, all pages will be located in the left column navigation. If you are viewing this page from a smart device, i.e. smart phone or tablet, click on the plus sign (+) "In This Section," located at the top of the page, to view all the pages.

Step 2: Please watch the below Pre-surgical Spine Camp Videos:

  1. MSSIC Enhanced Recovery
  2. Spine Camp Introduction
  3. Pre-habilitation
  4. Bending, Lifting and Twisting - Back Surgery or Bending Lifting and Twisting - Neck Surgery
  5. Log Roll
  6. Sitting
  7. Car Transfer
  8. Back Brace
  9. Walking
  10. Stairs
  11. Suggested Equipment

Step 3: Fill out the form to attest that you have completed the online education and videos. Completion is required in preparation for your upcoming surgery.

Ask Your Doctor

If you are experiencing back or neck symptoms such as pain, weakness, numbness or limited range of motion that do not resolve with rest and modification of your activities, ask your doctor for a referral to MyMichigan's WellSpine program.