Caring For Yourself After Spine Surgery

Getting spine surgery is a huge procedure and it’s important that you take care of yourself afterwards to ensure a successful recovery. Here are some tips for taking care of yourself after spine surgery:

  • Follow safe spine tips: For at least 6 weeks, avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk. Be cautious with your movements to avoid straining your back. 
  • Stay hydrated: Your spine needs to be hydrated in order to function properly and recover successfully. 
  • Take pain relief as prescribed: Follow your healthcare provider’s instruction regarding pain medication and take it as prescribed.