Tips for Recovering from Back Surgery

Back surgery is a big deal. Even if it’s of the minimally invasive variety, you must still plan for the short and long-term impact on your life. Here’s the top tip for successfully recovering from back surgery in a time-efficient manner: listen to the advice and guidance of your medical team. They know best so you must take their direction during this challenging time of your life. Along with that, here are some additional tips to keep in mind:

  • Create an exercise plan: With your medical team’s guidance, create a plan that will get you back on your feet and working toward a full recovery as soon as possible.
  • Find help: Even if you’re confident in your ability to care for yourself, it’s good practice to have a caregiver to assist you. When you’re on your own, there’s a greater likelihood of taking a risk that puts your health and recovery at risk. 
  • Prepare your home in advance: Do you need to move your bed to a different part of your home? Which bathroom is most accessible? Are there any trip hazards? As you answer these questions, you may realize that a few key adjustments are in store before arriving home after your surgery.

It’s worth noting again that you should always take the advice of your medical team. Doing so puts you in the best position for a fast and 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.