One of the irksome issues that experts at Navaladi Endospine Care have to grapple with is the fact that some of their patients do not devote the requisite time and effort into physical therapy. The fact that they have been in pain for such a long time, and the fact that minimally invasive surgery makes the pain go away suddenly without much time required for recuperation, as there is not much healing or blood loss even, that the patients tend to go lax on the physical therapy that is absolutely necessary for complete recovery. The therapists at Navaladi Endospine Care usually have to go to great lengths to keep the patients committed to physical therapy after the fact.
This blog is an attempt to make the reader realize the importance of physical therapy after a corrective surgery. During the period of suffering from the abnormality, the muscles around the problem area and the areas associated with the problem area, get deconditioned. Now the most important factor for spinal and vertebral health are the muscles, which act as the support structures. When vertebral health is restored due to corrective surgery, it is vital for muscle tone to be restored as well so that the corrective surgery that has been done is not negated again, and to prevent future problems.
Back pain, in general, can be attributed to loss of physical conditioning. The muscular network that supports the vertebral column has to recover, recuperate and increase in strength and functionality, and only then will the vertebral column be safe from further damage. The development of the surrounding supporting muscles is vital for the non-recurrence of the original symptoms. The only way this recovery and regrowth of the muscle systems can take place is by the specific scientifically designed physical therapy courses and exercises for the spine.
Specificity as far as the back muscles are concerned are several fold depending on the correction that was made by the surgery. There is the Flat Back Syndrome for instance, this is where the extensors of the spinal column do not function or are limited in their functioning. This problem is resolved by extensive specific physiotherapy and exercises that will lend flexibility to the vertebral column and maximise the return of full functionality. Flat Back Syndrome is however very less likely to occur in the case of Minimally invasive surgery, as there is no physical destruction of the muscle groups, as entry and exit points are mere keyholes.
Another issue that may have to be addressed is Sway Back Syndrome. This occurs when the muscle groups are not strong enough to support the trunk and distortion occurs as a result. The strengthening of the muscles that support and orient the truck are strengthened through specifically designed exercises and while recovery happens there is a close monitoring of the state of the body, in order to prevent the recurrence of the earlier symptoms. The evaluation is repeatedly done appropos to body posture, body mechanics and function of the limbs.
Most Physical Therapy is symptomatic addressing. Even after surgery, some patients may display residual back pain, and this has to do with the soft tissues abutting the muscle groups. Direct Physical Therapy can work wonders with the tissue groups and recuperation and recovery can happen at a well managed pace.
The mechanics of the human body are indeed complex and there is a good degree of diversity between people. At navaladi Endospine Care, the real experts analyse every body as unique and every form of physical therapy solution is tailor made for that particular individual, thereby guaranteeing full and complete recovery.