Post Spinal Surgery
A patient is usually released from the hospital two to five days after surgery and can resume physical activities such as walking almost immediately. Normal postsurgical pain will occur for a few weeks. Physical therapy is usually recommended to help strengthen the muscles of the lower back and abdomen. Total recovery takes anywhere from six weeks to six months, depending on how advanced the condition was at the time of surgery and the patient's preoperative neurological condition. Healthier patients tend to heal faster. Physical therapy is recommended to speed healing, decrease pain, and strengthen the spine.
Our physical therapists are specially trained to rehabilitate post spinal surgery patients.