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Exercise program after Lumbar Laminectomy or Discectomy

Exercise program after Lumbar Laminectomy or Discectomy

April 11, 2022

Your orthopedic or neurological surgeon will perform a lumbar laminectomy/discectomy on you in order to reduce pain and improve mobility due to spine disorders. This procedure involves removing discs and bone material pressing against your spine’s nerves. Physical therapy may be beneficial after your surgery to aid you in fully recovering. Lower back rehabilitation following surgery aims to improve range of motion and restore strength to your spine, so you can continue living your normal life. Your physical therapist will work closely with you to create an exercise program that prevents future spinal problems. This is what you can expect from your physical property after spinal surgery

Postural Correction

Postural control is essential after back surgery. It is important to maintain a straight, upright posture and protect the healing of the disc and surrounding muscles. A lumbar roll can help you sit in the most comfortable position.

Walking Exercise Program

This is one of the most effective exercises after lumbar discectomy. It will improve blood flow and provide nutrients to your lumbar area. You can also improve your cardiovascular health by doing this. Walking is an upright activity that will ensure your spine is in the best possible position.

Hip and Core Strengthening

After mastering other exercises, you can concentrate on your abdominal and core strength program. This involves performing specific motions for your hips, legs and pelvic while keeping your pelvic stable. Once you have enough strength and stability for the muscles in your pelvic area as well as your low back, you can start core strengthening exercises. Your physical therapist can help you choose the best exercise for you.

Activities for Return to Work

After you have regained your lumbar range of motion, hip and core strength, you can resume daily activities just like you did before. You may need to learn proper lifting techniques depending on the job you do. You should also ask a physical therapist if you spend a lot of time sitting in front of your computer. These are all things you should discuss with your physical therapist so they can help you to avoid lumbar disc problems in the future.

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