Every year more than 700,000 Americans seek surgery for back pain. Training before surgery can speed up your recovery.
Recovery is necessary to allow time for your tissues to heal. Recovery from any spine surgery depends on the patient’s level of fitness and activity before surgery. Age, weight, physical condition, diet and a healthy lifestyle all contribute to the length of recovery after surgery.
Recovery times vary depending on each person’s circumstance. Age, injury, health status and the ability and commitment to follow through with physical therapy will all impact healing time. However, it is important to understand that it may take many months to feel better.
Dr. Andrew Hartman, an orthopedic surgeon of Orthopedic Specialists of North County, recently published an article in “The Coast News” regarding how to outgrow your aches and pains through physical activity. In the article, he discusses the positive impact of continuous exercises mixed with daily activities against a progressing osteoarthritis condition.