Postoperative Functional Recovery

  • F. Postacchini
  • S. Gumina


In the first month after surgery, the patient should avoid strenuous physical activities, such as lifting or carrying weights, and limit the number of longdistance car journeys. During this period, it is useful to walk and exercise by cyclette. Both activities were found to be helpful in increasing oxygen consumption and tolerance to pain, as well as improving general physical condition (6). Males can resume sexual activity 3 weeks after surgery and females even earlier.


Back Pain Exercise Program Rehabilitation Program Disc Herniation Lumbar Disc Herniation 
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