What do I have to do to recover fast after an artificial disc replacement procedure?
Before you are discharged, your doctor will provide you with a set of instructions that can help you achieve a fast recovery.
Avoid bending, twisting, and lifting heavy weights during the first weeks after artificial disc replacement. If your doctor recommends physical therapy, you should participate in these appointments and practice the exercises as indicated.
Resume your normal activities gradually and avoid any movement that causes you discomfort.
After the surgery, it is also important to follow-up with your doctor. Allow him or her to evaluate how your recovery is going and provide you with the necessary recommendations based on how you feel.