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Should I go skydiving after spine surgery

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience Neurosurgery
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and yes: When indicated and on the hands of an experienced surgeon.

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