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Treatment Plans For Recovery After Back Surgery

There are many alternative therapy options for continued recovery and healing after back surgery. Some of these include yoga, exercise, and medical massage. All of these options can help provide pain relief and speed up your recovery. A recent surgery showed nearly half of adults in the US suffer from some form of back pain. People requiring back surgery should explore the available recovery options right away.

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Bending over backwards for yoga

Good posture helps to avoid discomfort during recovery from back surgery because it enforces proper alignment of the spine. A strong spine can help prevent future back issues. One of the most common ways to build good posture and alignment is through a routine yoga practice.

While the spine may need time to become stable after a back surgery, there are many beneficial yoga moves to aid in the recovery process. Many physical therapy plans suggest various yoga moves to help strengthen the spine. Some twists, forward folds, and backbends are not recommended when your spine is still healing. It’s best to consult a physician before moving forward with a practice after back surgery.

Back surgery? Just walk it off!

Gentle, low-impact movement has been proven to help aid in the recovery period after back surgery. Staying active can help to decrease pain, strengthening muscles, and help with maintaining a healthy weight. Activity is important for minimizing strain on the spine. Exercise also boasts the added benefits of mood improvement through the release of endorphins.

Implementing a walking program can help with blood circulation throughout the body, bringing healing oxygen and nutrients to the spinal muscles and tissue. Nearly all forms of exercise will aid in blood flow and circulation, including other commonly preferred forms of low-impact movement such as swimming and biking.

After care and lifestyle changes

After back surgery, some lifestyle changes are usually in order. Regular activity is usually recommended. Massage therapy can help to reduce pain following a back surgery. Like exercise, massage can stimulate blood flow, as well as boost the immune system, repair muscles and reduce muscle spasms, and produce more endorphins. Massage therapy is beneficial in many ways and may be something to consider continuing long after surgery.

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“Dr. Dedhia made everything clear and even scheduled an early follow-up appt so I could get back to work sooner.”
“Dr. Best…is the best!”
“Efficiency of the staff. Courteous, friendly and caring attitude. Excellent office staff. Pleasant surroundings.”

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