16 Jun What to do When a Positive Recovery Turns into a Bad Recovery?
Every patient who undergoes spine surgery wants to have the quickest and easiest recovery possible. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a recovery may start going downhill. In this article, we are going to discuss what to do when your spine surgery recovery starts well, and goes downhill. Specifically, we’ll look at a few methods for making sure your recovery remains positive.
When Recovery Takes a Turn
There are certain steps you can take to ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. But even with the best efforts, sometimes recovery doesn’t go as planned. In some cases it’s due to an issue with the procedure. But most of the time, it’s the result of not following post-op protocol.
Tips for Avoiding a Bad Recovery
Here are a few tips for making sure you have the best possible recovery after your spine procedure:
- Follow your Post-Op Instructions. This is the best thing you can do to help your body recover. Listen to your doctor’s activity restrictions and perform any rehabilitation exercises they prescribe.
- Maintain a Positive Outlook. Surgery recovery is obviously very physical, but mental recovery is also important. If you start getting down in the dumps, it can increase your pain. Do your best to stay positive during your recovery.
If you are in extreme pain after your surgery, contact your surgeon to see what’s wrong and to determine the best steps to take.
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