06 Jul 3 Spine Surgery Recovery Rules
On the operating table, your spine surgeon is in charge and it is up to them to do a great job. After your procedure, the responsibility shifts to you – the patient. It’s important to do everything in your power to help your body recover after surgery. With that in mind, here are a few post-op rules for making your surgery recovery go as smoothly as possible.
Rule #1 – Always Listen to Your Doctor
After every surgical procedure, your doctor will give you a list of post-op recommendations to follow. It is of the utmost importance that you follow these post-operative rules while you recover. Your surgeon knows the most about your medical condition, and they craft the post-op instructions for you based on your unique needs. Many patients fail to follow these recommendations and their recovery time periods lengthen as a result. Remember to listen to your doctor and follow their instructions and you’ll be on your way to recovery.
Rule #2 – Get Off the Couch
Staying in bed or on the couch all day after your procedure is not a best practice, contrary to popular belief. It’s much better to remain active while you recover. So get up off the couch and walk around as you’re able. Take a stroll outside with a family member or friend. Movement will help encourage regrowth and mobility in your spine.
Rule #3 – Know Your Limits
It is equally important to recognize your physical limitations after surgery. Excessive physical activity can push your body too far before it’s fully healed. Don’t do any heavy lifting, or run any marathons right after your procedure. Keep your exercises and stretches frequent but light.
Inspired Spine surgical procedures are revolutionizing the world of minimally invasive spine surgery. These procedures offer the shortest operating times, fastest recovery periods, and least pain or any surgery currently available to patients. If you need spinal surgery, consider a procedure from Inspired Spine. The Inspired OLLIF is used to treat issues in the cervical spine, and the Inspired MIS-DTIF addresses problems in the thoracic spine. Learn more about our procedures or find a doctor in your area who performs these procedures by contacting us today.