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Sleeping after Orthopedic Surgery

Sleeping After Orthopedic Surgery One of the most common complaints after an orthopedic surgery is difficulty sleeping or just not being able to get comfortable enough for sleep. Sleeping after orthopedic surgery is a very important part of the healing process and our bodies need as much sleep as possible in order to keep us in a healthy state of healing. Here are a few pointers that may help with getting a good night’s sleep after your orthopedic surgery. Slings and Immobilizers

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain One type of lower back pain, called lumbar spinal stenosis, is sometimes treated with surgery. But physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer unwanted complications — some of them life-threatening — than surgery, according to a study published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine. Stenosis means narrowing. In lumbar spinal stenosis, the space inside the lowest part of the spinal canal has narrowed.