Frequent New Patient Questions
We work with most insurance plans, including auto, workers’ compensation, and health insurance. Contact our schedulers to find out more.
Let us know 24 hours before your appointment to avoid any cancellation fees
Let us know as soon as possible of your conflicts so we can adjust the schedule.
Axis Spine Center accepts most insurance plans. Oftentimes, a referral to see a specialist is required from your Primary Care Physician (PCP). Please obtain that referral and authorization number before you visit our office. To verify current participation in your health insurance plan, please view our Insurance Page, or call our office to verify coverage before your appointment.
There may be numerous alternatives to surgery, depending on your case. Alternatives may include but are not limited to epidural steroid injections, physical therapy, medications, or chiropractic care.
No. Major insurance carriers, including BCBS, & Aetna, consider laser spine surgery to be unproven technology and do not pay for this procedure. Most carriers currently consider laser spine surgery to be experimental and investigational.
The amount of time you will need to take off from work depends upon the type of surgery and the physical demands of your job. For most patients, this will be anywhere from one to six weeks.
Depending on your type of surgery, we advise having someone available at home to help you for four to five days after surgery.
Not necessarily. Walking is the main form of physical therapy that we recommend.
This will depend on the procedure, and also if you have a family member or someone in the home who can assist you.
We will advise you if home health care is needed, depending on your case.
This depends on your procedure. Some are same-day, while others may require one to three days in the hospital.
This depends on your procedure. We will advise you on the proper icing and heating remedies before your surgery.
Resuming normal activity as soon as possible is our goal. It depends on your procedures. For example: after a fusion, it could be 6 weeks to three months.
Unless advised otherwise, you should be able to drive after your first post-op appointment, which is scheduled 10-14 days after surgery.
Usually, travel by car is possible after two weeks; travel by plane, two weeks; travel by cruise, six weeks.