Obvious things to avoid during rehab after spinal surgery are skipping and jumping. You should avoid sharp jolts or sudden bending or twisting and take great care going up and down stairs. In fact, initially you may be advised to avoid stairs altogether.
Your physical therapist will explain the kind of movements and activities you should avoid, and which ones may be beneficial. You many need to learn to do some of the tasks of daily living in new ways.
Rehab after spinal surgery seeks to make you as mobile as you possibly can be. Most people recover well and are pleased with the pain-free additional mobility their surgery has allowed them to enjoy.
The aim of any back surgery is to allow you to regain your independence and live life to the full. Most rehab patients gradually resume their previous lives and engage in all kinds of social and other activities. In some cases, patients may need to reassess their daily routines to avoid further back trouble.
Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn NY has lots of experience helping people to regain their strength, mobility, and independence after back surgery. Our trained specialists will be with you all the way to ensure your rehab after spinal surgery goes smoothly.
Contact us or just walk in if you would like to know more about our restorative therapies and nursing care for those with back surgery or other health conditions. We are here to answer any questions and concerns you may have.