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Should I go skydiving after spine surgery

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Maybe: It depends a lot on what surgery you have and how badly you want to jump. The problem is in landing can cause a lot of impact on the spine. If you h... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: If it is done as a minimally invasive procedure or not. The limitations should be discussed with your surgeon as this is dependent on your diagnosis, ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: It depends completely on the nature of the surgery you had performed and how long it was done as well. After some surgeries, patients can ultimately ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Healthy diet: Eating a normal healthy diet will provide your body the proper nutrients to heal your body. Discontinuation of smoking prior go surgery and for at lea... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Stay hydrated: Avoid alcohol and drink a lot of water to stay well hydrated and just eat sensibly with higher protein content with a lot of ruffage like vegetables a... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the surgery being done. Some surgeries on the spine have no real dietary restrictions and others have... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Follow instructions: It is wonderful that you feel so well. I am hoping you were prescribed physical therapy to strengthen your back and stabilize the spine so you do not... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Abnormal ekg: The cardiologist and surgeon will figure out a plan that works for you. Usually they will work together to make sure to find a way to find a solution ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on exactly what is being done, your surgeon's experience and training, your size and medical condition, the type of condition being treated... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: There will be pain from the surgery itself. Depending on the extent of the procedure this pain can last for days to a few months. Spine pain is not ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Spine surgery: A broad term to describe various procedures utilized to treat most commonly arthritic conditions of the spine but also conditions due to trauma, tumo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Why: Laser spine surgery carries with it the same dangers as conventional spine surgery. The real question is are there advantages of laser spine surgery o... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Lasers are certainly used in spine surgery but are rarely really needed or beneficial over standard minimally invasive techniques. Their main benefit... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes and yes: When indicated and on the hands of an experienced surgeon.

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