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What is physical therapy like after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: This can range from

None with just home exercises such as walking progressing to stretching and core strengthening over a few weeks to full activities by 12 weeks to a guided pt program basically providing the same with the addition of modalities such as heat, ultrasound, massage and muscle stimulation and reinforcement and encouragement.

In brief: This can range from

None with just home exercises such as walking progressing to stretching and core strengthening over a few weeks to full activities by 12 weeks to a guided pt program basically providing the same with the addition of modalities such as heat, ultrasound, massage and muscle stimulation and reinforcement and encouragement.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Nolan Segal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Life long

Gradually progressive flexibility & strenghening with low impact general conditioning.
Continues throughout life to protect the back from further injury.

In brief: Life long

Gradually progressive flexibility & strenghening with low impact general conditioning.
Continues throughout life to protect the back from further injury.
Dr. Nolan Segal
Dr. Nolan Segal
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