There are many reasons why an individual has to undergo surgery on their back. Some back conditions can be healed through conservative treatment options such as medications, physical therapy, ice/heat therapy. But for others, their condition may have progressed or cannot be healed through those traditional methods - resulting in the need for back surgery. The most common back surgeries include:
We understand that enduring surgery may be a scary thought, but we've made sure to answer all of your post-surgery questions to ensure a speedy recovery!
A: You’ve probably heard that correcting your posture can do wonders for your health - it's true! The list of benefits of having proper posture goes on and on: good posture reduces migraines, increases oxygen intake and energy levels, promotes weight loss, and more. That’s why it’s no surprise individuals who've undergone surgery should work on having good posture while recovering. Wondering what your current posture stance is? Take our quick posture quiz to find out!
After surgery, your body is working tirelessly to recover and heal so it’s likely that having proper posture isn’t the first thing on your mind. While it may not be your first priority, it can help you reduce the amount of stress placed on your spine, which in turn, lowers your pain level. Once you’re recovering, you’ll spend a lot of your time laying/sitting in bed. It’s important not to slouch because it will lower the amount of oxygen you’ll receive. One way to make sure your body in taking the most oxygen is by wearing a posture brace to help train your muscles in the proper position.
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Wearing a back support while recovering can help relieve some of that extra work normally placed on your back. Wearing a back wrap post surgery can help ease stress and tension placed on your spinal discs, muscles, and bones. At BraceAbility, we have a wide selection of post-operative braces applying light to heavy compression for every region of your back.
A: Speak with your doctor first to decide when the best time is to start easing into being active. With your specific condition, you may be able to start light physical activity such as walking in the first days after your procedure. Whereas other more severe surgeries, it may be weeks until you’re able to fully move around.
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