How to Recover From Microvascular Decompression Surgery

Updated April 17, 2017

Microvascular Decompression Surgery has long been known as an effective treatment option for painful conditions like Trigeminal neuralgia and hemi facial spasm. Over time these conditions become resistant to painkillers and require a surgical intervention like Microvascular Decompression Surgery, which involves surgically opening the brain space and sucking out any fluid or blood to decrease the pressure imposed on the brain. Recovery from this surgery can be fairly long and painful, but by following a few guidelines you should be back up in no time.

Drink plenty of water, eat fibrous foods, and consume the painkillers prescribed by the physician to stave off the frequent headaches that follow the Microvascular Decompression Surgery procedure.

Avoid lifting any heavyweight object or kids for at least 6 weeks after surgery as it may lead to black outs or fainting.

Walk shorter distances with comparatively smaller strides. Do not participate in any form of sports or high intensity exercise without the permission of your physician.


Discontinue the consumption of any inflammatory drugs and alcohol one week before the day of surgery.

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