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Is it safe for a person who underwent a back surgery to do bungee jumping?

Is it safe for a person who underwent a back surgery to do bungee jumping?

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 more

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Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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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???

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

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After back surgery can you get shorter?

After back surgery can you get shorter?

Not usually: Depends on the problem and surgery but would expect fusion type surgery to open up disc spaces with interbody device and preserve or increase height
compression fractures in verebral bodies can make a person shorter. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise is viable after back surgery?

What kind of exercise is viable after back surgery?

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 more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to have back surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to have back surgery?

Depends upon type: Assuming single level surgeries
kyphoplasty 15-30 mins
microdiskectomy-45-90 mins
laminectomy-60-90 min
lumbar fusion-90-120 mins
cervical fusion/disk replacement 60-120 mins
scoliosis fusion 180-600 mins. ...Read more

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I'm having back surgery tomorrow and really worried. Ocan you offer me some helpful hints on how to go?

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 more

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Could back surgery cause neck problems?

Could back surgery cause neck problems?

Unlikely: The nerves in the low back travel downwards, into the legs, not up towards the neck, so from a neurologic standpoint, back surgery would not affect the neck. However, it would be possible for back surgery to alter your body mechanics and indirectly cause neck problems. ...Read more

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Is cracking your spine after back surgery fine?

Is cracking your spine after back surgery fine?

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 more

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Might have to have back surgery for bulge disk. Dangerous surgery?

Might have to have back surgery for bulge disk. Dangerous surgery?

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 more

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Spinal fusion back surgery recovery time?

Spinal fusion back surgery recovery time?

4 months: Usually 4 months. Check out Spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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How long does leg swellong last after back surgery?

How long does leg swellong last after back surgery?

Depends: Leg swelling is not normal after back surgery. Blood clots in the leg should be ruled out if this is a new phenomenon that developed in the days and early weeks post-op. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have scoliosis back surgery?

How long does it take to have scoliosis back surgery?

Depends on severity: The procedure can take anywhere from 3 or 4 hours, to much longer. It depends on the severity of the curve, how many segments need to be fused, and if there are any congenital anomalies that need to be addressed (ie. Hemivertebrae). ...Read more

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I have back surgery--microdiscectomy l5s1, what to do?

I have back surgery--microdiscectomy l5s1, what to do?

Take it easy: Microdiscectomy is surgery where they make a very tiny incision to take out your herniated disc to relieve pressure on the nerves. Recovery is faster than traditional surgery. But you should avoid strenuous actvities, bending turning twisting prolonged driving for some time, also you have to strengthen the muscles around your back and the legs. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to do a detox diet before back surgery?

Is it a good idea to do a detox diet before back surgery?

Detox diet: The science behind 'detox diets' is weak at best, and potentially dangerous (when following extreme detox regmiens) at worst. Just maintain a healthy well-balanced diet leading into and following the surgery. ...Read more

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Pain after back surgery l5/s2 microdisectomy. Is this normal?

Pain after back surgery l5/s2 microdisectomy. Is this normal?

Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc. I recommend exam by a dr. Skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation - someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer ...Read more

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Is it common to take lovenox (enoxaparin) during back surgery?

Is it common to take lovenox (enoxaparin) during back surgery?

Fairly common: Low molecular weight Heparin (lovenox) and other anticoagulants are used to prevent the development of blood clots in the legs after surgery (deep vein thrombosis). Development of clots can be catastrophic as it can result in a clot getting loose and going to the lungs (pulmonary embolism). The choice is usually made by the surgeon taking into account surgical factors and bleeding risk. ...Read more

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How long do nerves and muscles take to heal after back surgery?

How long do nerves and muscles take to heal after back surgery?

It varies: It depends on how much irritation there was before surgery, how long it was there, and how much of those tissues were manipulated during that procedure. Many will improve quickly (days to weeks), others take months, and some never fully recover. Follow your surgeon's instructions, and ask questions if your recovery is delayed. ...Read more

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How can I plan an exercise program when I have had back surgery?

How can I plan an exercise program when I have had back surgery?

Respect your body: Begin lightly with walking or swimming. Listen to what your body is telling you, and back off if your body says you're doing too much. Advance as your body allows. By exercising daily and not over doing, you may find you recover more quickly than without the exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a back surgery on a herniated disk?

What is the recovery time for a back surgery on a herniated disk?

It depend: As you know we have so many operation for herniated disc. It take about 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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What exercise is good to trim waistline after lower back surgery?

What exercise is good to trim waistline after lower back surgery?

Cardio: For weight loss you'll need to do something that burns calories. Water aerobics classes are run by the arthritis foundation. Stationary bike, elliptical, walking. A lot depends on how long ago was the back surgery. You might consider a few sessions of physical therapy prescribed to make an exercise plan together. ...Read more

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What should I know about having back surgery for a herniated disk?

What should I know about having back surgery for a herniated disk?

Conservative: Most patients with a diagnosis of disc herniation do not need surgery. Unless there are significant neurologic symptoms such as severe or progressive weakness, and bowel or bladder changes, non-op management for up to 8-12 weeks can sufficiently alleviate most patients. If symptoms do not get better or recur, then properly indicated surgery should help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain after back surgery l5/s2 microdisectomy?

What to do if I have pain after back surgery l5/s2 microdisectomy?

Second opinion: If you had surgery some time ago and have not got a satisfactory explanation about why you are still hurting, I would not hesitate to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I had back surgery 4 years ago and sciatic pain is back. What can I do?

I had back surgery 4 years ago and sciatic pain is back. What can I do?

"...is back": To me the pivotal issue is your reference to the problem returning. If you did well with the prior surgery, had only minor residual problems, and now have had a notable exacerbation, then the strategy depends upon what has changed. Overall, from what you describe, your situation is not a chronic back pain condition, it is a recurrent back pain condition. This is very different. ...Read more

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Why is swimming or being submerged in water typically bad for you after back surgery?

Why is swimming or being submerged in water typically bad for you after back surgery?

Wound: Initially after surgery you want to avoid submersion in a pool or tub due to wound healing. You want to avoid it due to the possibility you may infect the wound. Once the wound has healed, swimming and pool therapy is often employed to help with rehab after major back surgery. ...Read more

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How safe are back surgeries for bulging dics. An whick is safer open back surgery or laser?

How safe are back surgeries for bulging dics. An whick is safer open back surgery or laser?

Safe or Effective: Need to clarify what is meant by safe -- risk of complication, recurrence of herniation, etc. ...Read more

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Could the amount of pain pills I take affect how the anesthetics will work for me during back surgery?

Could the amount of pain pills I take affect how the anesthetics will work for me during back surgery?

Yes: The higher amounts or longer term use of narcotic pain medications used before an operation can affect the anesthetic use during surgery. You need to be sure and inform your anesthesiologist so that they are aware and can plan accordingly. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the right side of my leg that developed after back surgery. What can I do to stop the pain?

I have a pain in the right side of my leg that developed after back surgery. What can I do to stop the pain?

Depends on what is: Causing the pain. This oain could be due to a recurrent disc herniation or do to scar tissue formation which a contrast MRI can help to determine. Most of either reason will get better with time & non op care while the recurrent disc may require surgery the scar tissue reason does not & will most likely fail unless it is spinal cord stimulation. Otherwise, medications are indicated & epidurals. ...Read more

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I've had back surgery March 2013 I'm still experiencing lower and upper back pressure want to know if this is normal?

Back surgery: Unfortunately back surgery is not a cure all If pressure is all u have at this point consider urself lucky as I see many failed back surgeries with worse pain ...Read more

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