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how long must i restrict activity after discectomy with fusion?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.

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How safe is fusion after artificial disc replacement and is it effective?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: Artificial disc replacement can be done for cervical and lumbar conditions. Revision surgery in the cervical spine to either add a fusion or convert the replacement to a fusion is effective, with minimal added surgical risk. Such procedures in the lumbar spine, depending on the implant used and the level(s) treated, can carry significant added surgical risks. Discuss with your surgeon.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long should you wait after having a discectomy until you can begin to play golf again?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: In general people can resume most activities almost immediately. I usually tell people to limit heavy lifting, bending, twisting for about a month to let the soft tissues (skin, muscle) heal. Ask your surgeon for specific restrictions; if there was a large hole in the outer disk, more time for healing may be needed.
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When does a patient with a disc herniation undergo lumbosacral discectomy?

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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 43 years experience
Weakness, pain: Usually when the disk presses on a nerve root causing either significant pain -sciatica, or weakness in the leg.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

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Surgeon: Very complicated to answer. Depends on the reason for surgery.. Please ask your surgeon for his explanation, and then request a second opinion if not comfortable with the answer.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

After spinal fusion, can I start running ?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Back fusion: Yes, but only after your physician tells you it is ok to return to running and instructs you on what and what you cannot do.

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