• Is Physical Therapy Necessary After Minimally Invasive Back Surgery?

    by Dr. Hooman M. Melamed
    on Jul 13th, 2016

Minimally invasive surgery can be used to reduce or eliminate your symptoms of back pain while work to correct the root cause of the issue. Many people will think that once their surgery is completed they do not need to undergo physical therapy due to the fact that the procedure was not extensive. However, it is always important to ensure that your muscles and spine are working correctly together after any surgical procedure is performed. This way you will be able to focus your efforts on your recovery so that your back heals up properly. There are numerous reasons why working with a physical therapist after surgery will promote your healthy recovery.
Benefits Of Physical Therapy Over Home Remedies After Surgery

After you are released post-surgery you may feel like a weight has been lifted because your back pain is noticeably reduced. However, you may still be weak and pain can return. Without a physical therapist monitoring your development your condition may get worse. Studies show that localized weakness around the disc that was operated on still occurs, even in those in good physical condition. This weakness may not be 100 percent corrected following surgery so exercises designed to support your spine will help you regain all of your control and strength. In addition, you will relearn proper posture, body mechanics and back protection tips during physical therapy. Each patient that undergoes back surgery will recover at their own rate and having a trained specialist on your side will help you get back to your daily routine quickly and in a manner that best supports positive results. Talk to your doctor and spine specialist today for more information.

Author Dr. Hooman M. Melamed

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