How can I recover most efficiently after spine surgery?

For a faster recovery you should follow a nutrition plan customized for your needs by a qualified nutritionist to help your body heal more efficiently, eliminate junk foods as much as possible and drink plenty of water, take your medications as prescribed, use special equipment in and around the house to ease the stress on your spine, get social and practical, support from family and friends, devise a general wellness plan before your surgery, make sure to have access to a wide range of entertainment options.

Lifting heavy objects and bending over are prohibited for several weeks or months in order to allow the spine to heal without experiencing excessive stress. After your surgery, you will be prescribed a number of physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises to help support your spine by strengthening the ligaments and supporting muscles. Also, a number of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will be prescribed to you to help alleviate any inflammatory pain that you might be experiencing. Here are a few steps you need to take to ensure a speedy recovery after spine surgery:

  • follow a nutrition plan customized for your needs by a qualified nutritionist to help your body heal more efficiently
  • eliminate junk foods as much as possible and drink plenty of water
  • take your medications as prescribed
  • use special equipment in and around the house to ease the stress on your spine
  • get social and practical support from family and friends
  • devise a general wellness plan before your surgery
  • make sure to have access to a wide range of entertainment options
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