The recovery after endoscopic spine surgery It is very quick since the skin incision is only 1 cm and drainage placement is not necessary.
The pain disappears immediately after surgery. Sometimes, if the nerves have been compressed for a long time or intensely, tingling (paresthesias) or swelling (hypoesthesias) occurs which progressively disappears in a few weeks.
The patient is discharged from the hospital on the same day of the operation once he or she recovers from surgical anesthesia. Support and walking begin immediately and crutches or a wheelchair are not required when returning home. Daily activity is recovered during the first week and, if you practice sports, this is resumed after the sixth week.
It is worth highlighting the importance of avoiding intense physical efforts before the third month, but physical progression helps early recovery. Furthermore, exercising moderately will always be positive.
The wound is so small that it does not require intensive care. It is simply kept clean and dry until the first check-up, 7-10 hours after the operation, where the first dressing is performed and the stitch is removed.
It is essential to maintain the back and abdominal muscles with good muscle tone. Stretching exercises that improve dorsolumbar elasticity or strengthening exercises should be performed periodically to have a structured back and avoid discomfort and relapses.
Maintaining a good weight and healthy habits (smoking or eating) help avoid back pain.
The results studied in the short and medium term are very good without requiring, in most cases, revisions or new spinal surgeries due to complications having arisen.
With the implantation of stem cells in the damaged intervertebral disc Its clinical improvement and its prevention in evolutionary degeneration of the spine are studied.
Control is usually done in consultation in the first 15 days after surgery and a month later.
If a stem cell implantation, the reviews are annual to see the evolution of improvement of the intervertebral disc on magnetic resonance imaging.