Recovering from Cervical Endoscopic Foraminotomy
After arriving at your home, you should follow the specific post-recovery instructions outlined by Dr. Singh and his team. The post-recovery instructions ensure your spine is protected until you fully recover.
- Activity restriction: you need to avoid high-impact activities, repetitive tasks, and lifting heavy things that might require motion in your spine for at least six weeks until you are evaluated by Dr. Singh and his team.
- Walking:note that walking increases blood flow, reduces the potential risks of pneumonia, and reduces the likelihood of blood clotting during the post-recovery period. Walk as much as you can tolerate.
- Proper nutrition: you must take vitamins and proteins after the surgery. These foods facilitate the healing of tissues and wounds after the procedure.
- Pain medication:you want to take the prescribed medication as directed and when necessary. Most patients stop taking prescription medications within 24 hours following the endoscopic procedure. Over-the-counter medicines like Tylenol and ibuprofen might be used instead of the pain medication.
Many patients return to their work and daily activities after 24 hours from the day of their surgery. After six weeks, all patients may return to their normal duties and activities.
At A Glance
Dr. Kern Singh
- Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgeon
- Inventor and surgeon innovator with multiple patents in spinal surgery and instrumentation
- Author of more than 10 textbooks in minimally invasive spinal surgery
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