Therapie

Postoperative period for the lumbar spine

In the first three weeks after you have been operated on the area of the lumbar spine time you have allowed for sitting up is limited. In the case of operations on intervertebral disks you are allowed to:

  1. Week: sit 5x15 minutes every day
  2. Week: sit 8x15 minutes every day
  3. Week: sit 8x30 minutes every day

Starting from Week 4 you can sit without any limitations.

If you had only your cerebrospinal canal widened during the operation (while no intervertebral disks were operated on!) you may double the sitting time during the first three weeks. Practically, it has the following representation:

  1. Week: sit 5x30 minutes every day
  2. Week: sit 8x30 minutes every day
  3. Week: sit 8x60 minutes every day

Here, starting from Week 4 you can also sit without any limitations.

Even if you feel earlier that you are in good and healthy condition you should not perform heavy work during the first two months following the operation on the area of the lumbar spine! We determine every particular period of postoperative disability to work on the basis of every specific case, that is the successfulness of convalescence and activities you have chosen (work load).
       

Speaking of operations on intervertebral disks in the area of the lumbar spine of two levels we recommend that our patients wear a tailored spinal support for a few weeks. This spinal support is intended to prevent rotational movements.