Advancements in medical treatments and surgery make possible many new life-changing treatments. If you are recovering from neurosurgery, you should be aware of some of the symptoms and changes you might experience as you recover. Physical therapy, pain management, and emotional support are all parts of helping you recover quickly and well.
Physical Symptoms After Surgery
It is not uncommon to experience both physical and cognitive symptoms after neurosurgery. There are treatments and therapies specifically designed to help you navigate and manage these symptoms in recovery.
– Emotional and psychological therapies can help you cope with trauma and distress associated with a neurological condition.
Experiencing some pain is common while recovering from neurosurgery. Pain can interrupt your daily activities or sleep schedule which can lead to other problems such as depression. Speak to your doctor about what pain type of pain management will be most beneficial for you.
Your doctor may prescribe medication to help with pain or to treat a neurological condition. These medications can sometimes come with side effects such as
– Sleep problems
If you are experiencing these side effects, talk to your doctor. He or she may be able to change the dosage or suggest an alternative medication for you to try.
Have a support system
Recovering from neurosurgery can be a difficult journey. Reach out to your family and friends for support and consider joining a support group or other community of people who are also experiencing neurological disorders. Sharing stories and experiences can be a supportive and important part of recovering.