Health Tip: Recovering From Back Surgery
(HealthDay News) -- If your doctor has recommended surgery as a
solution to chronic back pain, the American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons offers these suggestions to aid in your recovery:
- If your incision continues to drain, place a bandage over it.
If it's clean and dry, you don't need to bandage it.
- Expect that you may not have a big appetite. But try to eat
healthy meals and drink a lot of fluids. Ask your doctor if you
need a vitamin or mineral supplement.
- Follow your doctor's suggested exercise program. It will help
you get back your stamina and feel stronger. Start out with walking
for light exercise; eventually, your doctor may recommend
additional activity such as swimming, riding a stationary bike or
using a treadmill.
- Lose any excess weight to help prevent future back pain.
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