How Long is the Recovery After Cervical Microforaminotomy Spinal Decompression Surgery?
Dr. Braxton commonly performs cervical microforaminotomy spine decompression surgery as an outpatient procedure. Patients are discharged within several hours and find they can return to normal activity within a couple of weeks. The scope of the surgery and the patient’s overall health will dictate the length of the recovery period.
Many patients report reduced pain soon after the procedure, however, it is important to follow Dr. Braxton’s post-surgery instructions. Good health practices such as adequate sleep and rest, pain management, wound care, and following prescribed movement activities are necessary to ensure an optimal recovery. A gradual return to daily tasks and more vigorous activities is commonly recommended and follow up appointments with Dr. Braxton allow patients progress to be monitored. Studies indicate the great majority of patients report a good result from a microforaminotomy procedure.