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Rehab After Back Surgery

Back pain is a big deal in the United States. More than 80 percent of Americans will experience an episode of lower back pain at some time in their lives. The price associated with it are estimated to cost the economy more than $100 billion each year; two-thirds of that can be attributed to decreased wages and productivity. Around half-a-million people undergo surgery each year for lower back issues, spending more than $11 billion. 

Back pain affects people from all walks of life. Recently, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has been considering a presidential run as an independent, announced he is taking the summer off as he recovers from back surgery. Some big-name celebrities have undergone back surgery, as well; A-list actors George Clooney, Charlize Theron, and Harrison Ford; athletes Payton Manning, and Tiger Woods; and even presidents such as George W. Bush, and John  F. Kennedy. 

South Coast Post Acute understands that having back surgery is a major undertaking. Recovery and rehabilitation can be as important as the surgery itself. As part of our rehabilitation therapy, we help patients recover with just the right blend of physical therapy and post-acute care necessary to get back to their normal lives as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our compassionate, caring employees make several promises to our patients recovering from back surgery.

Offer personalized care.

After surgery, having a personalized physical therapy plan can help ensure that your body heals properly. A comprehensive rehabilitation plan can contribute to a faster recovery time. 

Actively participate. 

Researchers say that patients who actively participate in their own recovery process typically show better results than those who do not. This includes doing daily exercises, eating right and pushing yourself. Spending time with our physical therapists will help you know which methods for recovery are best for you. 


There are numerous benefits to rehabilitation and physical therapy, after back surgery. They include helping with circulation and preventing blood clots; improving posture, balance, and coordination improvement; learning exercises to recover and have an even healthier and stronger back; pain control and management; and reducing the risk for postoperative complications. 

At South Coast Post Acute, we are your partner along every step of your post-hospitalization journey. Our caring, exceptional staff supports all of your medical and health goals. If you are considering back surgery, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


Real People. Remarkable Care. South Coast Post Acute.

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