Lumbar Spine Decompression Rehabilitation

Lumbar Spine Decompression, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation following Lumbar Spine Decompression in London at Home or at our Practices in Belgravia, Westminster SW1, Moorgate EC2 or Clapham SW4 with our physiotherapist, specialised in Lumbar Spine Decompression Surgery

Physiotherapist in London Specialised in Lumbar Spine Decompression Surgery Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Lumbar Spine Decompression is a surgical procedure performed to treat compressed nerves (neural impingement) in the lower spine. The purpose of this surgery is to help improve and even alleviate the symptoms such as persistent pain and numbness in the legs caused by pressure on the nerves in the spine. It is recommended when non-surgical treatments have not been successful. The recovery period from such a surgery can be a lengthy process; therefore the physiotherapy and rehabilitation process is a very significant step in helping complete the treatment following surgery. Our specialised physiotherapist will be able to assist you during this recovery period safely and confidently allowing you to return to your everyday life.


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Lumbar Spine Decompression Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in London following a surgery, at Home or at the Practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia, Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4

We can offer your home visit physiotherapy anywhere in London, or at our two Light Centre practices in London, Light Centre Moorgate EC2 between Liverpool Street and Monument station and Light Centre Belgravia in Westminster SW1 near Victoria station, as well as at our physiotherapy practice in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations, near Battersea.

We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised

For appointment with our physiotherapist at home or in our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 :
0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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Lumbar Spine Decompression surgery Physiotherapy Rehabilitation in London, How does it work?

Following Lumbar Spine Decompression surgery, our specialised physiotherapist will develop a rehabilitation programme customised to your needs. Patients are encouraged to get up and start moving as soon as they are able because inactivity may increase the risk of developing a blood clot in the leg. Our aim is to help you secure the benefits of your surgery and help you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible.

The rehabilitation process following Lumbar Spine Decompression surgery will encompass:

  • Pain Management

Our physiotherapist will help you manage your post-operative pain. He will use a number of means and techniques to help minimize the pain, from distinct massages, ice packs to specific types of movements and helpful positions for the spine. Controlling pain is an important first step, allowing you to regain strength and the ability to carry out your rehabilitation/exercise programme successfully.

  • Educate the patient and retrain the back through exercise

It is important for the patient to understand the process of rehabilitation; therefore our London physiotherapist will educate you on good posture, spinal mechanics and how to mobilise independently and with confidence. Finally the exercise regime will be put into full effect in order to strengthen and stabilise the spine as you retrain your back muscles increasing your mobility and flexibility.

  • Increase the intensity of exercise and reinforce self-management

As rehabilitation progresses, so will the intensity of exercise. This will in turn condition your body, eliminate fatigue and return your back to its proper alignment. By this stage you should be returning to your everyday activities building your confidence, reinforcing your self-management and minimising the risk of re-injury.

About Lumbar Spine Decompression Surgery in London

This type of surgery has a high degree of success in treating lower back or leg pain caused by neural impingement. During this surgery a small part of the bone is removed from under the nerve root providing more space and a better healing environment. Lumbar Decompression surgery is used to treat a slipped disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spinal injuries and metastatic spinal cord compression.

What are the different types of Lumbar Spine Decompression surgery

There are two main types of Lumbar decompression surgery:

  • A Microdiscectomy – one of the most minimally invasive procedures performed to alleviate pain caused by nerve root irritation. Typically a section of the herniated disc is removed relieving pressure on the nerve.
  • A Laminectomy – in this case a section of the vertebrae is removed to relieve pressure on the nerve. This may be performed on one or more segments of the bone and may require a spinal fusion in order to stabilise and strengthen the spine