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Post-operative spinal surgery

Medway Community Physiotherapy service regularly assesses and rehabilitates a variety of spinal surgery including, discectomy, laminectomy and facetectomies, fusion and kyphoplasty.

We provide an initial assessment and follow up sessions including a specific post-operative spinal exercise class. Including a combination of cardiovascular, strengthening, stretching and balance exercises to restore you back to full function.

Commonly asked questions:

How long will it take to recover?

Your recovery will take time (12-18 months) so do not worry if you are still in some pain post surgery as this is normal.

When can I start exercising?

Begin to exercise as soon as possible after surgery as this can reduce pain, with gentle stretching and short walks as your pain allows.

Ensure you strike a balance between keeping active and resting to aid recovery

Should I still have pins and needles or numbness after surgery?

It is not uncommon to experience the same pre surgery numbness in the lower limb as this can take anything up to one year post surgery to recover and in some cases can be permanent

When can I return to work?

Returning to work will depend on the nature of the work you do, it is advised to discuss this with your physiotherapist and consultant

When can I drive?

Returning to driving should be discussed with your physiotherapist or consultant, starting with short journeys and gradually increase length of journey