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physical therapy exercises after a laminectomy

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Life long: Gradually progressive flexibility & strenghening with low impact general conditioning. Continues throughout life to protect the back from further inju ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Maybe, maybe not: If physical therapy is required after your surgery, slow stretching and strengthening exercises will be employed. Nothing too strenuous will be used. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: They are good...Range of motion for motion, and then modalities to decrease any swelling.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Before beginning ...: Before beginning rehab for a shoulder dislocation, you should be evaluated (minimum of exam and x-rays by a qualified physician) to rule out injuries, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
You need therapist: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Graybill
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip( lift the leg while ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Many: Front and lateral shoulder raises work the anterior and medial deltoid. Certain rows work the posterior deltoid. Use a resistance band or a very lig ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Movement: It depends a lot what exactly was the injury to the finger. In general if the skin is intact, and there is no infection or stiches present. Washing d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Stress ball: Squeeze a stress ball or tennis ball for 5 minutes per day. Opening and closing your hands and fingers widely will help to stretch. There's also a gr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exercise: A combination of a cardiovascular and resistance program would be used. The exact exercised would be based on age, obesity, type of impairment, cost, ... Read More

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