At NJ Spine and Wellness, we understand that coming back from a surgical procedure can be a difficult and sometimes lengthy process. When preparing for any type of procedure, you will need to consider your recovery process and how long it will take to regain mobility.
The NJ Spine and Wellness teams in Old Bridge, Freehold, and Matawan are here to help our patients heal and return to full function after surgery.
From natural pain management to injury rehabilitation, our post-op physical therapy program will help you get better faster so you can return to living your everyday life.
We encourage our patients to come in for a consultation before scheduling their procedure so our team can go over the risks and benefits and discuss a post-op treatment plan. Typically, your recovery plan will vary based on your age, body type, procedure, and severity of your injury. After your surgery, we will help you with the following:
- Physical therapy: rehabilitation exercises will be essential to help your joints regain strength and mobility
- Immobilization: certain joints will have to be immobilized in a splint or cast after a surgical procedure
- Weight-bearing assistance: for a procedure on the legs, many patients will need crutches or another form of weight-bearing assistance until your surgeon says it is safe to put weight on the affected leg
- Incision care: your incisions should be kept clean and dry while in recovery
Post-operative care can begin as soon as you return home from a procedure, or if you are immobile, as soon as you have medical clearance from your doctor.
After your operation, it is typical to experience swelling and inflammation at the incision site. Fortunately, physiotherapy treatments, such as hot, cold, and laser therapy, may help manage inflammation. By controlling inflammation and swelling, it reduces the need for pain medications. Our physiotherapy treatments also increase circulation and bring fresh oxygen-rich blood to your soft tissues, which helps flush out waste and supports the body’s internal healing process after surgery.