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A 38-year-old member asked:

skydiving ok for people that had back surgery?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That isn't a great: Choice due to potential for injury affecting the spine.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Common sense would say that is about the last thing you should do. why take a chance of possibly re-injuring your back that could cause chronic pain or a lot worse like nerve damage.
Oct 5, 2013

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Has anyone here had back surgery? Whats recovery like

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Dr. Will Moorehead
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.
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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?

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Dr. Arabinda Behura
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.

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