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

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