09 Jun 3 Tips for Combating Exhaustion after Spine Surgery
Spine surgery, or any surgery for that matter, can be exhausting – both physically and mentally. But there are some easy steps you can take to keep your energy up after spine surgery. In this article, we will offer a few tips for overcoming exhaustion after a minimally invasive keyhole spine surgery procedure.
Don’t be a Couch Potato
Many post-op patients don’t want to do anything but sit on the couch or in bed all day long while they recover. But being a couch potato during recovery is one of the worst things you can do for your spine. While your body heals itself after surgery, it’s much better to be active. Now that doesn’t mean you should go run a marathon the day after your procedure, but getting up and walking around, or doing some physical therapy exercises will help immensely. Speaking of…
Do your Physical Therapy Exercises
After your spine surgery operation, your physician or physical therapist will likely give you a handful of physical therapy exercises to do while you recover. These exercises help promote healing and regain mobility after a procedure. Physical therapy exercises may be difficult and painful at first, but it’s important that you do them.
Visit with a Friend
Everyone focuses on the physical aspects of recovery after spine surgery, and as a result the mental health of a patient is often ignored. Recovery can be quite lonely, especially if you are used to working in an office or another setting where you interact with people on a daily basis. Have a friend or family member visit you for conversation or an activity during your recovery. It will do wonders for your mental health as you recover.
Inspired Spine procedures provide the quickest and least painful recoveries of any procedure in the industry. Our minimally invasive keyhole spine surgeries were developed with the patient in mind above all else. Compared to other spinal procedures, Inspired Spine surgeries allow the surgeon to make a much smaller incision. That means there is less damage to the bodily structures surrounding the spine (i.e. the nerves and muscles). With less surgical trauma comes less pain and speedier recoveries. If you are in need of spine surgery, learn more about Inspired Spine’s revolutionary surgical procedures and contact us to see if one of these surgeries is right for you.