In very few cases, the patient may experience pain after a back surgery. There can be mild pain and discomfort after the back pain surgery that subsides after a few weeks. If the pain persistent even after the recovery period, there various measures are taken to understand the cause of pain and takes necessary steps to ease and prevent the recurrence of pain in the back muscles and surrounding tissues. Various techniques are used to treat the back through non surgical pain management thru nerve root blocks, epidural injections, epidurolysis and surgical management that involve adding bone grafts, bone fusion, decompressing nerves, removal of slipped disc and so on. With the advancement of medical industry, most surgeries are performed through minimally invasive techniques.
After the surgery, with the stretching of nerves root, there are chances to develop scar tissues in the area. The scar tissues are developed as part of the healing process and happen within a period of 6 to 12 weeks after the surgery. If the nerves are kept immobilized during the healing period there are chances the nerves get bound down by the adhesions causing pain in the area. This brings in the importance of physical therapy after the surgery for complete recovery from any medical condition. Physical therapy under the supervision of our expert physical therapist involves mild movements and activities that stretch the nerves and surrounding tissues. This reduces the risk of nerve adhesion and reduces the pain and also brings in faster recovery from the surgery.
At Kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospital, we educate the patients on the importance of physiotherapy after the back surgery and provide them with necessary instruction and lifestyle modifications that enable them to return into normal activities within few weeks after the surgery. Our expert team of surgeons and physiotherapist evaluates each individual case reports and tailor the treatment plan accordingly. The physiotherapy involves mild activities that involve strengthening the nerves, muscles, ligaments, cartilages and surrounding tissues to improve the flexibility, stability and blood circulation in the area.
Advantages of physiotherapy after surgery
At Kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospital, we offer the best and latest medical facilities with a team of experienced doctors, surgeons, physiotherapist and staffs to provide all round care and support to the patients after surgery. To know more about pain management after surgery , book an appointment now.
Authored By Dr.S.Dhamodaran - MBBS Orthopaedic surgeon, Kovilpatti