Spine surgery can entail a substantial recovery period, but patients can facilitate the healing process with a few simple actions. This video offers some tips for spine surgery recipients.
Though patients must be careful to keep the spine stable and in proper alignment, spine doctors often recommend supported walking soon after surgery. Diet can also ease the recovery process. Eating vitamin and mineral-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables can keep healing bodies strong, and adequate hydration can aid elimination functions. Patients are also encouraged to speak with their doctors should they have any questions regarding their postoperative activities.