In a complication-free case, the patient gets up and walks the day after surgery. From the day after the operation – according to protocol – regular exercises begin. In problem-free case, patients are discharged 1-2 days after the procedure. If an early complication does not develop, the sutures are usually removed after about 1 week, until which it is not advisable to expose the wound to water. The wound can be soaked, you can bathe and swim when the suture line is no longer covered, the wound is completely healed, i.e. the scar is visible (about 4 weeks after the operation).
From the day of surgery until full mobility is achieved, injection therapy (thrombosis prophylaxis) is required to prevent thrombosis, which patients are taught to administer.
After the operation, we recommend that you spare, rest your spine, and that you do a step-by-step physiotherapy, during which it is suggested to avoid persistent sitting (lasting more than 10-15 minutes). Anyone who has experienced severe muscle weakness as a result of damage to a constricted nerve root may also need selective stimulus current therapy aimed at stimulating the weakened muscle. Generally, after 6 weeks, patients return to their sedentary job. Returning to a physical job may happen later (a difficult physical job may require up to 3 months of recovery). In rare cases, recovery may be even slower and rehabilitation may be required for marked initial symptoms and symptoms that persist after surgery.
The final state can be evaluated approx. 1 year after the intervention.