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What To Do If Your Surgery’s Been Delayed

Most patients at Saratoga Spine don’t require surgery. For those that do, the current pandemic may have delayed their surgery. If your surgery had to be postponed because of COVID-19, here are some helpful tips to get you through these difficult times.

Try Some Easy Exercises

If you’re able, exercise is a great way to build strength and ward off pain. This doesn’t mean you need a hard core exercise regimen, listen to your body and choose an exercise that’s right for you. If you’re able, yoga and pilates can help you build core strength. If trying those seems intimidating, just start with walking. Walking is a great exercise for your entire body. Walk a little each day and you’ll find that you get stronger and can walk a little longer each day.

Get Adequate Rest

While exercise is good for your body, your body also needs adequate rest to heal. Make sure you don’t overdo the exercises and try to get a good night’s sleep at night. If sleeping is difficult you may want to check out our guide for the best sleeping positions for back pain.

Stay Positive

These times are difficult for all of us. If you were looking forward to some pain relief from spine surgery and that’s been delayed, disappointment and frustration can make these difficult times even worse. It’s hard to stay positive when you’re dealing with chronic pain. Try to stay positive. Lean on your friends and family for emotional support. This is a temporary situation and we’ll get your surgery rescheduled as soon as we’re able. In the meantime, if you have concerns, questions or want to discuss your situation, give us a call. We can schedule a remote appointment with one of our providers.  You’re not alone and we will get through this.

Please note, Saratoga Spine has just returned to elective surgeries and will be reaching out to all our patients who were scheduled for surgery in the near future to get them back on the schedule.

*Please Note: Information on this site or any recommended sites should not be used as a diagnosis or a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
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