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Doctor insights on: Can I Go On Roller Coasters After Ive Had A Discectomy

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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more


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When I go on roller coasters it hurts my chest. Physical pain not fear. What is that? I used to love roller coasters

G Force: I agree w/ dr. Ibrahim, but could also be g forces. When there is rapid descent of the coaster, the abdominal organs will shift up toward the chest and could push against the diaphragm causing a "pressure" feeling in the chest.

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So I have hydrocephalus and I was wondering if I go on roller coasters with high g forces will it mess up my vp shunt?

So I have hydrocephalus and I was wondering if I go on roller coasters with high g forces will it mess up my vp shunt?

Risky: It may be risky and not recommended, but you should discuss with the Surgeon or neurologist who follows you to get the full and definitive answer as to what they tell you. Best wishes.

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If I just got my wisdom teeth extracted, can I go on roller coasters?

If I just got my wisdom teeth extracted, can I go on roller coasters?

Not right away: I would wait about one week before getting on a roller coaster. This will decrease the chances of delayed healing.

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Would it be dangerous if I go on roller coasters with a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)?

Would it be dangerous if I go on roller coasters with a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)?

Arrhythmia: In general we do not recommend rollercoasters for people with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The stresses associated with rollercoasters could trigger arrhythmias or their complications. There are benign rhythm problems which wouldn't be a problem but a generalization would be no rollercoasters.

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What to do if I got a concussion can I still go on roller coasters?

What to do if I got a concussion can I still go on roller coasters?

Roller coasters: If you have fully recovered from your concussion, and have been checked out by your doctor, you should be able to go on a roller coaster. Speak to your doctor about the dangers of roller coasters in general and for you.

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Had a c-section 8 weeks ago when is it safe to go on roller coasters?

Had a c-section 8 weeks ago when is it safe to go on roller coasters?

Call your OB MD: Your OB MD surgeon will know if there were any complications at the time of the surgery and will have hopefully examined you at the 6 week time frame and can reference that information to give you the OK or not.

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I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and I am wondering if I can now go on roller coasters?

I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and I am wondering if I can now go on roller coasters?

No: Spinal decompression is not a contraindication. You should be aware this when riding the roller coaster, there is a great deal of acceleration/ deceleration activity that could lead to 'whiplash ' type injuries. Make sure that you have good strong neck and core muscles, this at least will decrease the probability of a musculoligamentous injury.

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I went on many roller coasters yesterday and have had a major headache since. Todays the second day and it isn't going away. What do I do?

I went on many roller coasters yesterday and have had a major headache since. Todays the second day and it isn't going away. What do I do?

Continue with TLC: So long as you are not suffering nausea/vomiting/numbness/tingling or visual problems then, you will be fine. You need more rest, perhaps some hydration will help you and if necessary some tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or Naproxen for the headache but don't overdo it. Rest will be your best friend right now. You should be much better in another 24-48 hrs.

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Is going on roller coasters safe 2-3 months after ablation, even if I have skipped beats from time to time?

Is going on roller coasters safe 2-3 months after ablation, even if I have skipped beats from time to time?

Please ask you cardi: Cardiologist that is a? Only he or she should answer, will bet the answer will be no, why take a chance with your health.

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Can I ride the rails with my arrhythmia? I have arrhythmia and was wondering whether it's safe for me to ride roller coasters. I've ridden them before I was diagnosed and nothing happened, but I wanted to make sure.

Can I ride the rails with my arrhythmia? I have arrhythmia and was wondering whether it's safe for me to ride roller coasters. I've ridden them before I was diagnosed and nothing happened, but I wanted to make sure.

Depends: Different arrhythmias might make me give you different answers. If you have not had a problem before, likely you will not have one in the future. The triggers for events vary between patients. If your arrhythmia keeps you from enjoying your life, all the more reason to consider getting it fixed.

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Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Can someone with SVT ride roller coasters?

Depends: This is a hard question to answer because it is individualized. Lots of people with svt lead full and active lives with few if any limitations on their activities. However, only *your* cardiologist can decide how safe it is for *you* to do things like riding roller coasters. Please discuss this with your doctor.

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Can a roller coasters cause a mild case of whiplash?

Can a roller coasters cause a mild case of whiplash?

Yes: Sudden acceleration deceleration with side jerking great recipe for whiplash depends on how strong your neck is and anticipation.

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After having CABG are you able to ride roller coasters again?

Roller coasters: Depends on the individual and their situation. You should ask the dr. Familiar with your case.

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When can I ride roller coasters again after having a cranioplasty surgery?

When can I ride roller coasters again after having a cranioplasty surgery?

Cranioplasty: Roller coasters can cause some rather traumatic brain shifts due to acceleration and deceleration during the ride so if you have had a cranioplasty I would speak to the neurosurgeon first and get an opinion as to whether this is a good idea.

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Can I ride roller coasters and swim if I have a subconjunctival hemmorhage without it being aggravated. (Been 5 days since injured).

Can I ride roller coasters and swim if I have a subconjunctival hemmorhage without it being aggravated. (Been 5 days since injured).

Yes, but....: Yes, without the subconj heme being aggravated...but HOW DID YOU GET IT?? if you had a head injury, you might have also obtained TBI vs concussion...and higher G forces can aggravate that.... so yes you can ride coasters...but should you...depends on the rest of your health

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Diskectomy (Definition)

The term discectomy refers to an excision of all or part of a disc. The disc itself is a cartilage structure that is located between two vertebral bodies. Disectomies are typically performed to improve pain and/or function in a patient that had ...Read more