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April 8, 2021 Admin

Recovering From Spinal Decompression Surgery

Have you been struggling with immense back pain that prevents you from performing your daily activities? This excruciating pain can make your life difficult, and you may be considering spinal decompression surgery to relieve your pain. At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, we understand the decision to undergo surgery was not an easy one. Our Massapequa chiropractor would like to outline the recovery for typical spinal decompression surgery.  

What is Spinal Decompression Surgery?

Spinal decompression surgery (laminectomy) is a procedure that is performed to relieve pain caused by a pinched nerve. Your surgeon will remove a small part of a bone or disc that is pressing on the nerve, giving the nerve more space to promote healing. Spinal decompression surgery is used to treat the following:

  • Sciatica and Slipped Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

Spinal decompression is often used to correct spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spine that compresses the nerves. 

Recovering From Spinal Decompression Surgery

Many surgeons perform this procedure as a minimally invasive spinal surgery, which can decrease your time spent in the hospital. Patients that undergo traditional surgery are typically in the hospital for 3-5 days. After spinal decompression surgery, your recovery time depends on your level of activity and fitness before having surgery and the procedure you had. It is important to note that spinal decompression may not eliminate your pain entirely. You may need to seek out the help of a chiropractor to address your symptoms further. Our Massapequa chiropractor can assist you throughout the recovery process and help you get back to being functional and active. Depending on the procedure, a chiropractor may use the following treatment modalities:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Manual Therapy 
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Heat & Ice Therapy

Massapequa Chiropractor

Making the decision to have spinal surgery requires a lot of thought by you and your family. At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, we want to help our patients ease their minds about having surgery so they can focus on healing. Spinal decompression surgery can potentially restore your quality of life, well-being, and health, and our Massapequa chiropractor can work with you to get you back to doing what you love. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.