A 38-year-old member asked:
skydiving ok for people that had back surgery?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That isn't a great: Choice due to potential for injury affecting the spine.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Has anyone here had back surgery? Whats recovery like
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Not bad: I have never had back surgery but have performed several thousand cases. If you are asking about a laminotomy & discectomy when performed with miss technique the procedure is usually performed in an outpatient setting. There is initial soreness of the muscles controlled with ice packs & oral analgesic meds. Patients with sedentary jobs usually are back to work in 10 to 14 days.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
San Antonio, TX
A 22-year-old female asked:
My grandma had back surgery and a stroke several years ago and today she's having a hard time standing up. Are they connected?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Hospital-based practice 11 years experience
Any othe symptoms?: Please take her to er to evaluate for any weakness in arms or legs or any numbness could be signs for recurrent stroke.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 5, 2013
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