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exercises with harrington rod and spinal fusion

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar sp ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your surgeon: In general terms, it is safe to work on progressive core strengthening and range of motion following spinal fusion - however, you do need to discuss t ... Read More
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Avoid cobra: I would recommend avoiding the cobra stretch hyperextension is rarely comfortable in degenerative post fusion spine remember stiffness is part of fusi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: The answer to your question should be directed to your surgeon. If your fusion has healed and you are asymptomatic you can probably resume normal ac ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes : Typically my patients start these 3 months after surgery.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Aerobic: Aerobic exercise and core strengthening are best. The "core" muscles stabilize your spine and these include your abdominal muscles and back muscles. ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: Please have a discussion with your physician about referral to physical therapist for proper exercise instructions.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
YOGA For everyone: Yes. It is an incredible and valuable form of stretching and exercise that many people with musculoskeletal issues find beneficial. It is also a grea ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See spine surgeon: Please have re- evaluation with your original spine surgeon as soon as possible as well as get a second consultation with another spine surgeon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If the rods are causing stmptoms, they can be removed. The incision is the same, and there are risks involved. Talk to 2 ur spine surg. If they are ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Anker
4 years experience Family Medicine
Your Surgeon: I think it is best to seek a single opinion on this matter and that would be your surgeon's, who placed the rods. If your surgeon suggests against it ... Read More
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