The rehabilitation period after removal of an intervertebral hernia is a period of time during which the patient returns to daily life after undergoing surgery on the spine.
The main goal of the rehabilitation period is to restore the muscular system that holds the human spine.
The first 2 weeks after surgery
During this period, all the efforts of doctors are aimed at eliminating pain and removal of edema. Intensive medication and prophylactic treatments are used to prevent possible postoperative complications. Doctors also prescribe the use of orthopedic corsets in order to reduce the load on the spine and promote the rapid healing of sutures.
From 2 weeks to 6 weeks after surgery
During this period, the patient is at home, adheres to the recommendations received with discharge from the hospital, including with regard to physical therapy and physical activity. The best option would be to oversee such a patient by a rehabilitologist from the hospital where the operation was performed.
This stage is carried out by specialists (doctors and rehabilitators) in the hospital where the operation was performed.
How is the rehabilitation after the removal of intervertebral hernia in the Institute of vertebrology and rehabilitation?
The rehabilitation program after removal of the intervertebral hernia is developed by specialists of the Institute of vertebrology and rehabilitation individually for each patient.
During the entire rehabilitation period after the removal of the intervertebral hernia, the doctors of the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation apply:
• Injection therapy (helps relieve pain, swelling and inflammation).
• Physical therapy (electrotherapy, laser therapy, ultrasound therapy).
• Physical therapy.
All these procedures contribute to the restoration of the structure of bone and cartilage tissues, improve blood circulation processes, and also increase the tone and develop the elasticity of the back muscles.
From 6 weeks to 2 months
During this period, you need to be very careful with physical exertion, but you should gradually begin the process of restoring the muscular system of the spine.
At this stage, applied therapeutic massage, physiotherapy, as well as elements of gymnastics and special physical therapy after the removal of the hernia of the spine.
Do not do this yourself. A rehabilitation program should be prescribed by a doctor, and exercise therapy should be conducted under the guidance of an experienced rehabilitation therapist.
From 2 to 6 months after surgery
During this period, the main efforts are aimed at restoring the work of the injured part of the spine, preventing pathological changes in the body, strengthening the muscular back frame.
For this purpose, prescribed medical myofascial massage, if necessary - physiotherapy, and necessarily - therapeutic exercises.
At the same time, the load on exercise therapy classes gradually increases. The doctor carefully monitors the dynamics of the recovery process and, together with the rehabilitation specialist, decides on the transition to the next stage.
After 6 months
Starting from 6 months after the operation to remove an intervertebral hernia, professional medical equipment David is involved in the rehabilitation process. These are computerized simulators specially designed for the rehabilitation of diseases of the spine.
This equipment allows you to conduct computer testing, measure and calculate muscle strength and the amplitude of the patient's movements. After that, the program processes the data and forms an individual training program based on the capabilities of a particular patient. In addition, David simulators provide a number of settings that are designed to eliminate the likelihood of making the wrong movement and harm in the process of doing the exercises.
David's Finnish-German technique allows controlled and safe muscle loads to recover from the removal of an intervertebral hernia of the lumbar and other back areas.
The process of active rehabilitation lasts, as a rule, up to 1 year. After that, the patient needs to pay maximum attention to his health and be sure to visit the doctor at least once a year.
In order to preserve the achieved results and prevent the deterioration of the condition, the patient will need regular preventive rehabilitation courses. Indeed, without the strengthening of the muscular corset, and especially the deep muscles-stabilizers of the spine, the efforts of doctors can come to naught after careless movement or lifting a heavy burden.
Therefore, regular dosed exercise should be your inalienable companions of life.