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physical therapy exercises after a laminectomy

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This can range from: None with just home exercises such as walking progressing to stretching and core strengthening over a few weeks to full activities by 12 weeks to a gu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Yes: They are good...Range of motion for motion, and then modalities to decrease any swelling.
Dr. Marc Feder
44 years experience Podiatry
Exercise caution.: It's best to consult with your surgeon before you start physical therapy. Depending on the procedure performed your podiatrist can best evaluate when ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Surgery: Yes - these are a really good idea . Your surgeon can refer you to pt . They help with early mobility of the joint as well as to help reduce swellin ... Read More
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Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience 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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Graybill
33 years experience 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience 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
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
35 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience 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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