Spinal decompression surgery is a procedure to assist in reducing painful pressure on the spinal nerves from the vertebra and/or intervertebral disc. Following surgery there are a few initial limitations to activity. Most people can feel very tired for the first few weeks and a bit sore from the operation. It is important to follow a structured and progressive fitness, activity and strengthening programme to ensure you regain your spinal mobility and function.

Getting In and Out of Bed

For the first few weeks following surgery it is important you avoid any twisting, excessive bending or extension of your spine.