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Exercise After Disc Surgery

If patients have doubts about returning to activity and exercise after disc surgery, a recent review of 14 randomized control trials reveals that it is safe to do so. In fact, the study said that, following surgery for a prolapsed lumbar disc, exercise appears to be a beneficial part of the rehabilitation program. 

Researchers found that performing some type of exercise after surgery was associated with significant improvements in pain and functional capability in the short run without increasing the risk of another operation. Moreover, high-intensity exercise programs were found to be slightly more effective than low-intensity programs in reducing both pain and disability. This study shows that physical therapy as soon as possible after lumbar disc surgery promotes recovery. 

Whether you're recovering from lumbar disc repair or some other procedure, properly supervised exercise and physical therapy can aid in recovery from almost any surgery. At our facility, our caring and experienced physical therapists know just what sort of activity is most likely to get you back on your feet. And if you're unable to travel easily, we're happy to come to you and provide your therapy in the comfort of your own home. Call 949-429-3220 to learn what we can do for you. Our office is located at 27136 B. Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano. 

P.S. After any type of surgery, patients should engage in rehabilitation regimens that are specifically designed to meet their particular needs instead of simply resuming their old exercise routines. THOR laser for post-operative recovery? Just...try it!