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Bungee Jumping After Back Surgery
Doubtful!: Bungee jumping isn't what i'd consider a safe sport under any circumstances! especially if you have any type of hardware in your back (screws, stabilizing rods), those could easily be dislodged or become unstable. I would strongly recommend that you find another activity that does not involve strong gravitational force. Bungee jumping could put excessive pressure on your surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a back surgery that was done on 2008 due to an scoliosis problem i have rods. Is it ok if i do a sky jump with an instructor???
Better ask the surgn: The specifics of your general health and or how involved your case is is beyond the scope of an internet answer. You should ask your PCP and or the doc who handled the scoliosis surgery if this would be something you are free to do. Since there is a chance of an abrupt stop (crashing into ground at high speed), this may be something you and your rods should not do. ...Read more
Many types!: Exercise for your back is vitally important after surgery. The kind of exercise varies based on the type of surgery but generally speaking: stretching and core strengthening, more pecifically yoga and pilates are good choices. That doesn't mean you can't play golf or tennis it just means you should be focusing some time specifically on your back (and core). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having back surgery tomorrow and really worried. Ocan you offer me some helpful hints on how to go?
Many Ways: Anxiety before surgery is to be expected. I suggest methods of relaxation such as meditation, music, exercise, sexual activity (protection), moderate use of alcohol (if ok with surgeon), family/friends support. I also ask patients to remember that objectively speaking, they should be aware that they will be safer during the time of surgery that driving on the freeway. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No! Once healed!: No-you are simply doing the equivalent of "cracking your knuckles"- it feels good or it just becomes a habit. By "cracking" or mobilizing the small joints of your spine(facet joints) it causes a temporary reflexive relaxation of the surrounding muscles. This is what an osteopath or chiropractor will attempt to achieve with manipulation. You are doing your own! you are not causing any arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are risks: There are significant risks associated with back surgery such as nerve damage, infection, bleeding, need for more surgery. The anesthesia also has risks. Fortunately, the risks for bad things happening are very low. You need to have honest discussion with your surgeon about the risks so that you're ok doing an elective procedure, or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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