Back Pain Management
Any surgery which is conducted to reduce pain in spine needs extreme care after the surgery. A patient must follow all the guidelines strictly.
You may face pain immediately after your surgery which is very well managed with a combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) and pain killers.
The pain-killers will also be prescribed for one week following the discharge from the hospital. It is always advised to take your medicine as prescribed without any fail in order to properly heal.
The doses of medication is reduced gradually with depreciating pain, beginning with your pain killers, as this will help reduce a flare up of symptoms.
Ice pack gives fast relief from pain when applied to then back during the first few days after surgery. Be careful not to apply the ice directly to the skin as it can cause an ‘ice burn’.
Exercises would be advised by your physiotherapist after your wound is healed. For few days he/she will administer all the exercise after that the physiotherapist will instruct you to follow the exercise regimen as directed. The exercises may include stretching, muscles strengthening exercises and more.
Sometimes electrotherapy is also requires to reduce the pain in back. It is also referred to as Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). In this process a low-voltage electric stimulation is passed to relax the nerves.