What does the microscopic decompression postoperative care imply?

Postoperative care starts right after the surgery and implies different precautions and exercises.

Most patients who undergo microscopic decompression are required to wear a corset for the first two weeks after the operation. The corset will protect and sustain your back and help you return to your activities as soon as possible.

After this period, you will start a physiotherapy program with a specialist.

Your medical team will work closely with you to help you recover fast. Therefore, we will create a rehabilitation program based on your specific postoperative needs.

Postoperative care recommendations after microscopic decompression

Microscopic decompression is a spine treatment meant to relieve spinal cord or nerve pressure and alleviate pain. After the procedure, you will notice a considerable improvement in your symptoms.

A swift recovery is ensured by:

  • accurately respecting your surgeon’s postoperative plan to help optimize the healing process and your return to your regular routines
  • following the prescribed physical therapy program
  • listening to your body and trying not to push it above its limitations
  • appreciating your progress every step of the way
  • taking care of your diet and overall health condition

You will typically be able to return to work and your everyday life after about four to six weeks, depending on how well you are healing and the type of activity level you plan to pursue.


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