Surgery recovery can be tough, but having a physical rehabilitation routine can make a world of difference during your recovery. This article will discuss the importance of a strategic physical therapy routine after a spine surgery procedure.
Spine Surgery Recovery
Recovering from spine surgery can be very painful, but following your doctor’s instructions and performing routine physical therapy exercises can significantly boost your ability to bounce back. It is widely accepted that sitting on the couch all day after your procedure will do more harm to your back than good. It’s much better for your back to remain active during your recovery by doing physical therapy exercises recommended by a qualified therapist.
Surgical Trauma & Physical Therapy
All surgical procedures involve some sort of trauma. In spine surgery it’s the incisions necessary to reach the spine. These wounds need time to heal and rehabilitation exercises are a great way to encourage your body’s natural healing process after a surgical procedure.
Additionally, some spine procedures require the surgeon to place rods, screws, and plates into your spine. Initially this hardware can feel strange and interrupt your mobility. But various physical therapy exercises can help your body adjust to the hardware and regain the functionality you had before your procedure.
The Edina physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists have been helping post-op spine surgery patients return to activity for the past 25 years. We have existing relationships with spinal surgeons who routinely refer their patients to us for post surgical rehabilitation. That being said, you don’t need a referral from a surgeon to make an appointment with one of our spine surgery rehab specialists. We offer direct access to physical therapy and will work with you to form a physical therapy routine that fits your needs, and that gets you back to your normal activities in no time.