The Benefits of Physical Therapy After Spinal Surgery

When you opt for spinal surgery, you do so with the idea of improving your health, minimizing pain, and living your best life in the future.

However, it’s natural to have concerns about the recovery process. And that’s why you should plan for this in advance.

Should your medical team decide that physical therapy is in your best interest, don’t ignore their advice. There are many benefits of physical therapy after spinal surgery, including but not limited to:

Pain manegement

•    Strengthening the muscles in your neck and back
•    Improving neck stability
•    Enhancing blood flow to the spine and local region as a whole
•    Increased flexibility and range of motion

At first, physical therapy may be uncomfortable. But when you rely on your physical therapist to show you the way, it won’t be long before you’re feeling better. This is often essential to making a full recovery.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.