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Spinal Surgery: Tips For Smoother Recovery

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After spinal surgery, you can help yourself have a smoother recovery by remembering these tips from registered nurse Sarah Burns.

Be sure to walk for short periods either with the aid of a walker, or leaning on someone's arm. Be aware of how you are breathing. It's important to practice deep breathing and it's important to cough alot after spinal surgery. This will help to prevent lung infection.

Make sure to drink plenty of water. Fruit and vegetable juices will restore regularity. Remember these tips and you will have a smoother recovery after spinal surgery.

"Originally from England, Sarah Burns graduated at Oxford University with a four-year nursing degree and neurosciences diploma. She began her career as a neuro intensive care nurse in England and gaining orthopedic, gynecologic and oncology nursing experience in Holland. In 1994, Sarah moved to the United States as a traveling nurse where she discovered Texas, Florida and California and, by 1998, she accepted her first position at Alvarado Hospital in the emergency room and ICU. Years later, Sarah sought new experiences and went to serve at San Diego’s Balboa Naval Hospital as a surgical PACU nurse, but she soon returned to Alvarado."


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