If you’ve made the decision to have spine surgery, it wasn’t a decision you made lightly. You understand the risks. You understand the rewards. You understand nothing is guaranteed. And you also understand you’ll be in for some serious rehab. The surgery will mean nothing if you go back to your old habits and don’t strengthen the muscles supporting your spine. You’ll eventually re-injure yourself. Then, all the pain and stress will have been for nothing.
So, if you live in Hoboken, NJ, what will your Hoboken rehabilitation look like? Well, like all rehabilitation, it will consist mostly of physical therapy. First, a physical therapist will help you work through any post-surgery pain, teaching you the best positions for your repaired spine as well as the best movements. They’ll also teach you proper application of ice packs.
This will help reduce your pain and allow you to truly begin your Hoboken rehabilitation. The next phase of your rehabilitation focuses on increasing muscle strength. Strengthened muscles will give the spine stability it was previously lacking – which in part left it susceptible to injury. They’ll likely teach you exercises you can do at home that will utilize small back muscles that otherwise are rarely used in the modern everyday grind. These small muscles can give added stability.
After focusing on pain relief and spinal stability (to support your repaired spine), your Hoboken rehabilitation may also help you improve your flexibility and mobility. You may have lost some due to your surgery and your physical therapist can help you recover it.
That’s what you can expect from your spine surgery rehabilitation in Hoboken. Physical therapy, exercise, and hard work on your part will help to ensure you aren’t re-injured and your spine has the stability it needs to stay healthy post surgery.