Do you need physical therapy after a cervical laminectomy?

Do you need physical therapy after a cervical laminectomy?

If you require outpatient Physical Therapy, you will probably need to attend Physical Therapy sessions at Peak Performance Physical Therapy for two to four weeks, and should expect full recovery to take up to three months. At first, our treatments are used to help control pain and inflammation.

How long does it take to recover from a cervical laminectomy?

Recovery from a posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion surgery takes 8-12 weeks for the bones to heal, but patients continue to heal for up to a year after surgery.

When should I start physical therapy after laminectomy?

When to Start Physical Therapy In general, you should expect to start physical therapy 4 to 6 weeks after your lumbar laminectomy or discectomy. If there were any post-operative complications like infection or excessive bleeding, then you may need to wait a bit longer.

How long does pain last after cervical laminectomy?

You had a cervical laminectomy to relieve pressure on your spinal cord and/or the nerves in your neck. Your neck will probably feel stiff or sore. This should improve in the weeks after surgery. You may need pain medicine for a short time.

How successful is cervical stenosis surgery?

Cervical (Neck) Stenosis Surgery This procedure can be done as a day surgery procedure or with a one-day hospital stay with return to regular activity within the week and generally a 90% success rate.

How much walking should you do after laminectomy?

Walking is the best activity you can do for the first 6 weeks after surgery. You should start out slowly and work up to walking 30 minutes at least twice a day. Do not be surprised if you require frequent naps during the day.

In general, here’s what to expect: After a minor (decompressive) laminectomy, you are usually able to return to light activity (desk work and light housekeeping) within a few days to a few weeks. If you also had spinal fusion with your laminectomy, your recovery time will likely be longer — from two to four months.

What is the recovery time after cervical surgery?

The most common surgery for a herniated cervical disc is an anterior cervical discectomy. The surgeon removes all or part of the herniated disc and replaces it with a bone graft, usually from the patient’s hip. You’ll usually be released from the hospital within two days and should gradually increase your activity level.

What is the recovery time for back surgery on L4 and L5?

The recovery time for surgery involving the L4 and L5 vertebrae varies depending on the procedure, states Mayo Clinic. For laminectomy procedures, recovery can take as little as a few weeks. In cases requiring spinal fusion, recovery can take as long as six months.

What is the recovery time for cervical spine fusion?

Recovery from cervical fusion depends on a number of factors. As mentioned, the surgery is considered a success when the symptoms are improved, and the bone has healed across the fused vertebrae. This fusion process usually takes two to three months. The activity allowed during that time will depend on the strength of the fusion.