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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Guarded: Certainly at this point you are healed from the surgery. I am sure you have been seen by your surgeon atleast at the 1 year visit. You can ask them. A ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: Your surgeon will be the person to give you some parameters on returning to normal activities and exercise. Typically, once fused, there should be ver ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Postop exercises: 15 years postop, there is nothing i would restrict you from doing as long as it didn't create discomfort. I would suggest less emphasis on abs, and mo ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Stretch: Before exercising. This is really important as it will help increase your strength as well as decrease injury. Get a loved one to give you a massage ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Too many to count: Many people have lumbar fusions. Is there a specific number you're looking for? Many surgeons perform 50-100 of these surgeries annually.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
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Dr. .. answered
23 years experience Critical Care
It's OK: I've done a few. It works ok. The fusion still has to be backed up with posterior instrumentation. One major risk is a bowel injury. I never want to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Failed back syndrome: Persistent or recurrent pain years after a spinal fusion is not uncommon. There is a known increased incidence of premature degeneration of the adjace ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A spinal fusion is a: Surgery to cause 2or more lower (lumbar) spine segments to be joined together through a growth of bone initiated by placement of bone tissue or graft ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on extent: This would depend on the extent of the fusion, the reason, and how it was done. There are newer minimally invasive techniques that are done that decre ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Firm!: The best mattresses are made from talalay natural latex, and are available in various ilds, a measure of firmness. But any quality mattress that is fi ... Read More
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