Be sure to pay attention to any post-op guidelines that are given to help encourage rest and limit activity to only necessary physical therapy. This way gaining mobility and strength will be easy without suffering any further injury. It can be difficult to control the urge to go out and do all the things one couldn't before, as they will likely be enjoying less pain almost immediately after the surgery. Easing into exercises is key to prevent spinal injury again, as well as any muscle strain. Keep in mind that the body isn't used to so much activity so starting slowly and knowing when to take a break are important. Speaking of exercise, there are many to encourage recovery. Physical Therapy experts have developed stretches and exercises just for those who have received laser spine surgery. These exercises will make sure successful recovery. While recovering, routine checkups will be mandatory to make sure everything is going well and the back is healing the right way. If any of the stretches or exercises are painful or even uncomfortable they can recommend different ones.
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