A surgical decompression is a procedure which relieves pressure on an organ or particular part of the body. Commonly this surgery is seen at the shoulder and low back where either nervous structures or tendons are being impeded by a build up of pressure.
In the low back an abnormal pressure on a nerve root by a prolapsed intervertebral disc (commonly called a ‘slipped disc’) may be released by excising the offending disc fragment.
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Our team of physiotherapists will educate you as to things you need to avoid doing after a surgical decompression and also which exercises are best to return you to a fully functioning level.
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