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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Swimming: Swimming with or without snorkel and zoomer fins, pilates stationary cycling eliptical without arms.Checkbwith surgeon ease back in to activity over a ... Read More
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Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
34 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Almost any: If you recover from the surgery and the fusion heals, there are usually no real restrictions.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 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
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Avoid cobra: I would recommend avoiding the cobra stretch hyperextension is rarely comfortable in degenerative post fusion spine remember stiffness is part of fusi ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: Please have a discussion with your physician about referral to physical therapist for proper exercise instructions.
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yoga & Qigong: Please get cleared by your doc and then see a certified yoga teacher. My preference is actually a Chinese practice called qigong which has less impac ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
YOGA For everyone: Yes. It is an incredible and valuable form of stretching and exercise that many people with musculoskeletal issues find beneficial. It is also a grea ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Stops motion: The purpose of a lumbar fusion procedure is to stabilize the segment in the lumbar spine. It stops motion in that segment to treat back pain and poss ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not uncontrolable: Dosent hurt as bad as bad as knee replacement hard to get out of bed but sitting uncomfortable for two months but controlled on pain meds every body i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Trojian
27 years experience Sports Medicine
A tough two weeks: The first two weeks are tough. Make sure you have help. Most people get spinal fusion because they already are in constant pain. If the fusion works t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suhas Pai
Dr. Suhas Pai answered
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Failure to fuse: The goal of fusion surgery is to cause bones of the spine to grow together. If a fusion is successful, then two or possibly more bones joined as one. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishn Sharma
20 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pseudoarthrosis: If a bony fusion doesn't heal properly (pseudoarthrosis or failed fusion) then it may slip forward over time. It may also cause pain and result in br ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us think: Any operation in general is risky, this why we have to be sure you need it, and they are no other solution . The spinal fusion have common risks like ... Read More
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