3 Tips for Recovering After Inspired Spine Surgery
Author: Dr. Hamid Abbasi
DATE: 19 Jan 2016
One of the best things about Inspired Spine procedures is that they offer faster recovery times. That means you can return to work (and play) much quicker than you would be able to with traditional spine surgeries. However, even with the shortened surgical and recovery times, you won’t be back to 100% the day after surgery. Here are a few tips for returning to your normal self after a minimally invasive keyhole spinal surgery.
Take it Slow
With these minimally invasive keyhole techniques, most patients are back at home the day of surgery and back to moderate activities within a week or two. That being said, your body still needs time to recover from the surgery itself. Smaller incisions means that recovery is quicker, but you need to take it easy while your body re-adjusts. Don’t rush back to the gym right after your procedure. Take it slow, and listen to your body’s signals.
But not Too Slow
Many patients think it’s best to lie in bed all day during their recovery period, but this can actually be detrimental to your recovery. While you don’t want to go running any marathons the day after your surgery, going for walks and moving around is much better than being a couch potato for the entirety of your recovery period.
Return to Work when it’s Safe
The point at which you can return to work after a spinal operation depends greatly on the nature of your job. If you work a 9-5 desk job that doesn’t require a lot of heavy lifting, you can likely return within a week or two. If you work in construction and your job requires a lot of lifting and physical activity, your wait will be longer. The last thing you want to do is re-injure yourself after surgery.
If you have any questions about Inspired Spine’s minimally invasive keyhole surgical procedures, don’t hesitate to reach out.
I’m 100 times better. I can move again, I can bend, I can pick up my kids, I can go up and down stairs… it’s just absolutely wonderful.
I needed to take a pill in order to go to work in the morning. Now my pain is gone.