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Residential rehab facilities; Info on residential rehab post-op?
Topic Started: 11 May 2013, 06:25 AM (765 Views)
cunningtonpaul
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Hi all,

Reading the small print in my insurance policy, it looks as though I'm covered for up to 6 weeks residential rehabilitation post-op. As I'll be coming from Singapore to the UK for my op, this would be very helpful, as I understand that for the first 6 weeks it's very much a case of taking it easy, gradually mobilising and beginning appropriate light physiotherapy. Doing this in a rehab facility would save me imposing on people during the period when I'm least capable of doing stuff for myself. It would also mean easy access to physio. (I don't really want to take a long flight until 12 weeks post-op, although I know many people do).

Does anyone have any direct experience of post-op rehab facilities in the UK, on either an in-patient or out-patient basis? Or any other info / tips on rehab facilities? I'll be asking the advice of my surgeon, of course, but wanted to see what members here think also.

Many thanks!

Paul
Male, 46 years old, Singapore.

One episode of acute low back pain in my teens (rugby!).

Low back pain episodes on and off since my 20s, manageable through exercise and occasional physio.

By August 2012, the pain and stiffness meant I couldn't work or travel, so I began conservative therapy (physio, exercises, aquatherapy). Lack of progress means I'm now considering ADR. MRIs show L5-S1 disc with annular tear but no herniation.
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ajj1001
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Are you going to a private or NHS hospital?
Std Meds Gabapentin, MR Tramadol, Paracetemol, Laxatives
2011 Sept PLIF L4 - S1
2010 May Discogram L2/L3 & L3/L4 both looking ok.
2009 May PLG Fusion L5/S1 Charite in situ
April Dismissed
2008 Caudal Epidural failed to work
2007 Deterioration L5/S1 Facet arthritis, Loss of disc height.
2004 Returned to Work
2002 Aug - physio
March 2 level ADR Charite L4/5, L5/S1
2000 Broadbased disc prolapses L4/5, L5/S1
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Alastair
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He has said insurance so guess private
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cunningtonpaul
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Yes, that's right, Alastair, I'll be going to a private hospital
Male, 46 years old, Singapore.

One episode of acute low back pain in my teens (rugby!).

Low back pain episodes on and off since my 20s, manageable through exercise and occasional physio.

By August 2012, the pain and stiffness meant I couldn't work or travel, so I began conservative therapy (physio, exercises, aquatherapy). Lack of progress means I'm now considering ADR. MRIs show L5-S1 disc with annular tear but no herniation.
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ajj1001
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I'd contact them for recommendations for local facilities or your insurance provider for a details of where they cover in the local area
Std Meds Gabapentin, MR Tramadol, Paracetemol, Laxatives
2011 Sept PLIF L4 - S1
2010 May Discogram L2/L3 & L3/L4 both looking ok.
2009 May PLG Fusion L5/S1 Charite in situ
April Dismissed
2008 Caudal Epidural failed to work
2007 Deterioration L5/S1 Facet arthritis, Loss of disc height.
2004 Returned to Work
2002 Aug - physio
March 2 level ADR Charite L4/5, L5/S1
2000 Broadbased disc prolapses L4/5, L5/S1
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cunningtonpaul
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Thanks!
Male, 46 years old, Singapore.

One episode of acute low back pain in my teens (rugby!).

Low back pain episodes on and off since my 20s, manageable through exercise and occasional physio.

By August 2012, the pain and stiffness meant I couldn't work or travel, so I began conservative therapy (physio, exercises, aquatherapy). Lack of progress means I'm now considering ADR. MRIs show L5-S1 disc with annular tear but no herniation.
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