Information for patients and other non-professional visitors, using the ‘The Dialogue Support’
About the Dialogue Support Program
"The Dialogue Support" program has been meticulously crafted to assist in discussions and decisions surrounding surgeries for common ailments of the low back and neck. As of October 2020, insights from nearly 140,000 Swedish patients – increasing by around 10,000 annually – shape this tool. These patients, listed in the Swedish National Quality Register (Swespine), have shared their experiences before and one year post-operation, helping determine the surgery’s effectiveness in alleviating pain and improving function.
Understanding Individual Differences
Each patient is unique. Age, height, weight, mental and social status, physical capability, and habits like smoking all play a role. The variety in pain intensity, duration, and additional health conditions mean that every surgical outcome is influenced by numerous individual factors. This variance makes it challenging for a surgeon to predict the operation’s exact benefit to you. It’s crucial to remember that all surgeries come with inherent risks.
Thankfully, Swespine captures data on these varied individual aspects and more. Using statistical analyses, it’s now possible to gauge the impact of individual factors on post-surgical outcomes. This vital information forms the foundation of the Dialogue Support program you're about to explore.