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Headache when standing after a spinal fusion surgery

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on job: 6weeks got sedentary jobs 3 months or longer for demanding jobs.
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It depends: Every patient/procedure is different. You should ask your surgeon.

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Consult your surgeon: I recommend you consult your surgeon about the expectations of your surgery. Wishing you the best.
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: There are many types of spinal fusion procedures, with different anatomical approaches, locations, implants, and techniques. The most important aspect ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It fan be a complication of surgery especially if it is a new issue. Speak with your surgeon and have it reevaluated as soon as possible. This is not ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Lump: Yes i would go to the ER or Urgent care. Possible see the surgeon on Monday. Monitor for nausea and vomiting as well as fever. Neurologic symptoms w ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Assuming that you : Are fully healed and rehabilitated you should try to avoid any activities that involve combined repetitive flexion and rotation like racquet sports an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Varies greatly: Healing can take up to six months, and sometimes people will continue to have pain. Acute, post surgical pain should subside by three to six weeks, bu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Assistance: When I have patients who live alone and are preparing to have spinal fusion surgery, it is wise to consider the aftercare situation. If there is a poo ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pain: Sometimes people continue to have sciatica pain because the screws have loosened or an infection has developed. Sometimes it just takes a long time f ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you: One month is not long enough to hope for improvement, is the pain still the same? I would give about six month to see if there is any improvement if t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: As a spine surgeon i tell patients to sleep however they are comfortable.
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