Microdiscectomy :: Do’s and Dont’s post Op

Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to reduce pressure when a herniated lumbar disc compresses a nerve.  Your surgeon will remove a part of the herniated disc to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve.  Here are a few tips to be aware of after your surgery:-

 

Precautions

– Posture is important particularly maintaining the natural curve of the lumbar spine (a rolled up hand towel can be useful!)

– Avoid rotating, twisting and bending forward using your lower back

– Lift only light objects if necessary (2kgs or less)

– Limit prolonged sitting and standing postures

– Sleeping on your side is preferred, try using pillow under lower back or between knees, make sure to support the neck as well



Great Testamonial

Hi Nick,

Hope you are doing well. I would like to leave some feedback related to my post treatment progress.
I came to you with quite severe lower back pain which I have had from time to time since my early teens (I am now 56).
You treated me twice and suggested a series of ‘adaptations’ to my life, such as lumber support at the office and car, a heel raise and two exercises. I have complied with these since my first visit. The results are remarkable! I have basically been pain free for a good two months. I play beach volleyball every Sunday morning and routinely I suffered lower back pain after that which would keep me out of the gym for at least two days. I now wake up on Monday morning without a hint of problems. I lift more, have more energy and generally feel so much better.
I would like to thank you for your insights and advice, it has made a huge positive difference to my daily routine.

Very happy for you to use this ‘testimonial’ wherever you might have a use for it.



Opened with a Bang!!!

3 weeks in and our new clinic has opened with a BANG! We have been taking things slow with no advertising, no radio, not even a front sign and our appointment book is filling at a very past pace. I want to thank all the patients who have supported IRC and I appreciate your positive thoughts when coming to our new clinic.

I thought I would upload a few of our hydro patients going through their paces.

Great to see Paul smiling after his spinal fusion!!

Kims post shoulder operation is going well!

The “boys” are having a laugh as we put them through their paces after neck and knee surgery!!



Excited!!!

Its been a while since Ive been on Facebook or written on my blog so I thought Id kick it off with some exciting news!!

An ultimate goal of mine was to create a purpose built rehabilitation center housing different specialties / clinics.  After 10 years of hard work, a great support team, self belief and a fantastic patient base that dream is now turning into reality…

 

By February / March next year IRC will open its own purpose built rehabilitation center in Shellharbour!!   So far the enthusiasm from local GP’s and patients has been outstanding!

 

Our clinic will have::

  • An Indoor Heated Hydrotherapy pool, set a 33 degrees all year round.
  • Neck and Headache clinic
  • Spinal Rehabilitation clinic
  • Diabetic clinic 

 

I  will have more information for you in the next couple of months, however please feel free to share this post and spread the word!

 

Cheers,

Nick