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5 Ways to Make Recovery Easier after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Feb 7, 2020

5 Ways to Make Recovery Easier after Minimally Invasive Spine SurgeryHave you been injured in a car accident that required surgery? At AICA Orthopedics, our team of car accident doctors are highly trained in this kind of treatment. If you experience a spinal injury that may require surgery, we recognize that minimally invasive surgery is often a better option than traditional spine surgery.

Minimally invasive spine surgery is intended to reduce the trauma on surrounding muscle and tissue while also providing a shorter recovery time. Our orthopedic care team at AICA provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and recovery options for patients recovering from minimally invasive spine surgery.

#1: Trust Accident Injury Specialists

It’s especially helpful to seek medical attention from a clinic that’s comprised of orthopedic doctors, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and injury doctors — all in one place! In centralizing these practices such a clinic is able to provide patients with the quality care they deserve with a team of doctors who are all experts in their respective fields.

At AICA, our team of doctors can address your entire experience, from surgery preparations through recovery. If you have experienced a car-accident related injury, then allow our team to provide you with the quality care and recovery you deserve with no more hassle.

#2: Follow Your Treatment Plan

With minimally invasive spine surgery, your recovery period may only require a short number of weeks of limited activity. However, that doesn’t mean you should return to all activities as normal without first consulting your care team!

Once you can resume activities, your team will collaborate through a treatment plan that is unique to your experience and what your body can handle. For example, a qualified physical therapist may recommend specific exercises you complete, while a experienced chiropractors may want to check your alignment and how muscles surrounding the spinal column have reacted to the stress of surgery.

All of these doctors are working together to provide you with a quality treatment plan that will help you recover swiftly, and if followed properly, can help you avoid any chronic pain and instead experience long-lasting results.

#3: Monitor Your Pain Management

A significant portion of your treatment plan involves post-op pain management. This can involve not only traditional methods including medication, but also alternate options such as scheduled chiropractic alignment and muscle manipulation.

These therapeutic treatments help reduce pain and encourage healing by enabling healthy alignment and blood flow. As always with pain after surgery, even when it is minimally invasive, reach out to your doctor and medical team if you experience any abnormal discomfort.

#4: Ask for Help When You Need It

Clear communication is so important between you and your team. Your providers should communicate the process from start to finish with the proper documentation so you are fully aware of your treatment process. However, your doctors depend on you to discuss how you’re feeling to ensure you are on the best path to recovery.

If you are ever concerned or have any questions about your injury, surgical experience, or recovery process, don’t hesitate to speak up.

#5: Embrace Holistic Recovery

Our team of qualified physicians and specialists at AICA Orthopedics will not only develop a treatment plan that is right for you, but also monitor your progress toward recovery along the way. Our synergistic approach to your treatment means you have a team of doctors who are working with one another to ensure all aspects of your recovery are taken into consideration. Surgeons, orthopedic doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists all work in conjunction to provide you with a healthy road to recovery.

If you have been injured in a car accident and undergone minimally invasive spine surgery, AICA Orthopedics is here for you. This team of experienced orthopedic doctors uses a multidisciplinary approach unique to AICA Orthopedic so you receive the quality care you deserve throughout your entire experience. Contact one of our offices today to schedule an appointment.


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