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11 Things to do While Recovering from a Back Surgery read

Dec 25 2020

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Of the myriad ways people get injured, a damage to your back can be painful. A spine forms the backbone of human body. An accident or a surgery in that area may arouse distress in your whole body.

It is common for people to feel dazed and numb after surgery, but what is important is to give yourself time and take charge of your emotions instead of bottling them up. A positive mindset is quintessential on the road to recovery. Our interpretation of pain is decided by our mindset, because as opposed to pain, suffering is only in the mind.

The process of moving forward can begin with a few simple steps, here are 11.

LISTEN TO MUSIC

A favorite playlist can go a long way in keeping your mind away from the pain and focused on the upcoming playlist song.

BECOME A VORACIOUS READER

Another great way to distract your mind is to drown yourself in a thick plot. If you ever fell short of ‘me’ time, this is it.

TAKE A STROLL

Monotony is the root of all negativity. It is the major cause of suffering during the recovery phase. Beat the recovery blues by taking a leisure walk. Observe the world move forward, inviting you with every passing minute by doing an effortless physical activity.

DO YOGA

The word yoga means union of inner peace and your inner alpha. Get in touch with the belief that nothing is permanent. Consult your physician before beginning to do surya namaskar and other yoga asanas. You can also do controlled home workout.

FOLLOW THE PRESCRIBED REGIME

It is imperative to remember that recovery is a gradual process, especially from critical surgeries. Follow doctor’s advice. Stay cautious against skipping medicines and exercise of your own accord. Refrain from resuming work simply because you deem yourself fit as it may affect your physical health.

EAT RIGHT

Sudden inactivity and strong antibiotics tend to keep hunger at bay. Eat at regular intervals and consume lots of proteins, which are essential for repairing the inner wounds of surgery.

BECOME AMBIDEXTROUS

Exercise a new part of your brain by using its dormant side. Learn to write with your weaker hand and develop a new skill.

PLAY VIDEO GAMES

Keep yourself amused by practicing hand-eye coordination with video games. Simulated reality will bring back a sense of adventure in the real world.

SOLVE SUDOKU

Your spinal cord is an extension of your brain. Hence challenge your mind with Sudoku and other puzzles. You will be surprised at how therapeutic it is.

WATCH MOVIES

Pick out a classic movie like Casablanca or Somersby. Sit back and enjoy watching the complete movie. Sometimes you need to forget the world and take a flight of fantasy.

CULTIVATE A HOBBY

Get back in touch with a childhood hobby. It could be kitchen gardening, airplane modeling, or just about anything that will help you resuscitate your health.

Your body will consume a lot of energy to heal and you will feel more tired than usual as you recover. Depending on the type of surgery you have had, you may be advised not to lift weight or perform strenuous activity. Talk to your physician if you feel an upheaval of emotions.

Some of the best health insurance policies in India cover spine-related surgery. Invest in one of these to ensure a safe and sound, stress-free surgery.

 

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