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what walking shoes are the best after a spinal fusion

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
22 years experience Family Medicine
Spinal Fusion: I suspect your Back Surgeon will have some ideas for you. Doesn't seem to me like Converse would provide enough cushion for support after surgery.
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Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Comfortable shoes...: If the shoes are comfortable, not elevated, cushioned, with good arch support and allow full ankle range of motion, they are appropriate to use after ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Speak with your rheumatologist. The Methotrexate takes 4-6 weeks to work again. In my patients in this situation a small dose of Prednisone for 3 or 4 ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
As long as previousl: As long as it took the first time, but rock complaints suggest foot mechanical problem. A podiatrist conversant with orthotics would be helpful.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: Having a "funny walk" after spine surgery is not common. There are many different reasons for an abnormal gait, and if it occurs after surgery have y ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Accidental Fall: It's not likely that a fall would disrupt your back this long after your surgery. If you are still feeling alright, it is not likely you have caused ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darshan Mahajan
Specializes in Neurology
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen up to 4000 mg/day shall help pain but would not interfere with healing may need to tramadol etc if needed.
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Anterior thigh pain: The nerves to the thigh are supplied by L1 (groin crease), L2 (mid frontal thigh), and L3 (band right above and including kneecap). If your surgery wa ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
45 years experience Neurosurgery
Adjacent disc : Sounds like disc related problem.After fusion the levels /joints above and below work extra to maintain mobility . So over time they degenerate and c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your surgeon: In general terms, it is safe to work on progressive core strengthening and range of motion following spinal fusion - however, you do need to discuss t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not much : Accelerated adjacent segment degeneration is relatively common and concerns adverse effects following spinal fusion. It is believed that this accele ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
29 years experience Neurosurgery
General : While it depends on what type of spinal fusion you are referring to (cervical vs thoracic vs lumbar) and for what condition the fusion was performed ( ... Read More

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