Exercise program after Lumbar Laminectomy or Discectomy

Your orthopedic or neurological surgeon will perform a lumbar laminectomy/discectomy on you 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 pelvis while keeping your pelvis stable. Once you have enough strength and stability for the muscles in your pelvic area and your lower 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 and hip and core strength, you can resume daily activities as you did before.

Depending on your job, you may need to learn proper lifting techniques. If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of your computer, you should also ask a physical therapist for help.

These are all things you should discuss with your physical therapist so they can help you avoid lumbar disc problems in the future.

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