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Could I have to quit doing extreme sports after a laminectomy?

Could I have to quit doing extreme sports after a laminectomy?

No: Aproperly done laminectomy doesn't affect spine stabilityin the low back check with uour surgeon if in your neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and ...Read more


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I have a torn lebrium in my hip. 7 weeks out for orthroscopic surgery. Lots of pain. I have a very physical job. Can i continue to work.

I have a torn lebrium in my hip. 7 weeks out for orthroscopic surgery. Lots of pain. I have a very physical job. Can i  continue to work.

Labral tear: Labral tears of the hip are usually a result of impingement from the acetabulum (socket) or the femoral head (ball). The underlying cause needs to be addressed to protect the labrum. Also, there may be some underlying arthritis. You need to speak with your surgeon regarding his/her finding during the hip arthroscopy to determine why your still hurting and if you should be working or not. ...Read more

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I have had an injury on my knee from doing step ups with a heavy weight. I don't run and walking s a problem still after so long. Why?

I have had an injury on my knee from doing step ups with a heavy weight. I don't run and walking s a problem still after so long. Why?

Impossible to: Tell without adequate examination. But meniscus or ligament injury is possible. It will probably not improve with time. So get to an orthopedic surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I believe I have a hiatal hernia due to how I've been feeling since doing some heavy lifting at work. What should I do I don't have a primary dr?

I believe I have a hiatal hernia due to how I've been feeling since doing some heavy lifting at work. What should I do I don't have a primary dr?

Not treated: We don't treat hiatal hernias in medicine. They aren't the same kind of hernia you would see with someone having a bulge in their stomach. The symptoms you get from a HH is indigestion which can be controlled by modifying what you eat and taking an antacid if needed. But overall HH is benign. ...Read more

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I had a concussion a year ago and i've read i've to abstain from strenuous physical activities for some time. Is it true? When can I start exercising?

I had a concussion a year ago and i've read i've to abstain from strenuous physical activities for some time. Is it true? When can I start exercising?

Not problem: You are likely fully healed and there should be no prohibition, but you might want to use a personal trainer as you have not exercised for about a year. Agree that future head injuries could be problematic, so no true contact sports or activities at heights. ...Read more

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I have a history of failed fusion. I am 3 months out from last fusion &anxious to end this never ending pain. How soon can I start pt? Any other advic

I have a history of failed fusion.  I am 3 months out from last fusion &anxious to end this never ending pain.  How soon can I start pt? Any other advic

Now: You should be able to start therapy now to help facilitate your recovery. You should check with your surgeon to see how aggressive the therapists can be with you. If you are still having pain you may want to consider a spinal cord stimulator - it often provides tremendous relief for people in your situation. ...Read more

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I have been previously diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my back and it just keeps getting worse despite going to a physical therapist. I play three sports at a prep school and my main sport is hockey so i really want to be ready for the season. My injury

I have been previously diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my back and it just keeps getting worse despite going to a physical therapist. I play three sports at a prep school and my main sport is hockey so i really want to be ready for the season. My injury

How old are you?: We cannot answer questions from minors. So update your public profile to include your age. Your country also helps in many cases, some diseases are more common in other countries and medical resources also very. Be honest about age, please. You expect it from us, and we hope you will be honest with us, too. If you are a minor (under 16) ask your parent or quardian to create an account and ask. ...Read more

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Knee lateral release done a month ago, I am a cheerleader. when can I go back to at least stunting, and what risks do I have still being this early?

Knee lateral release done a month ago, I am a cheerleader. when can I go back to at least stunting, and what risks do I have still being this early?

Knee strengthening: I recommend that you check which she'll physician. Most patients will car at least 6 or 9 weeks before returning to normal activity. In the meantime, I usually recommend that my patients do intense quadriceps strengthening to help stabilize the knee joint. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm applying to be a firefighter and I'm going 5months recovery after a c-section. When can I possibly do heavy exercises? Thank you!

Hi. I'm applying to be a firefighter and I'm going 5months recovery after a c-section. When can I possibly do heavy exercises? Thank you!

Now: Five months is long enough for all the incisions to have healed and you can start exercising any time. Do start gradually rather than taking heavy exercise right at the beginning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I need an advice i had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and i did all my therapy then i was released to go back to work with no restrictions so i start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

I need an advice i had a shoulder dislocation about 4 months ago and i did all my therapy then i was released to go back to work with no restrictions so i start working as before with no pain and lifting heavy stuffs up to 123 pounds.......Well sometimes

Beware : First dislocation? If this is first dislocation at your age might be ok after rehab. Avoid rotating arm backwards. If goes out again likely needs MRI and possible surgery. It is more important the position or movements you make that determine the stability of the shoulder. ...Read more

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I started to have a knee pain after doing orbitrk exercise. Is it common?

I started to have a knee pain after doing orbitrk exercise. Is it common?

Tendinitis: Most common after beginning this type of exercise is knee tendinitis ( usually patellar, sometimes it band). My advice would be to cross train ( swim, jog , etc. ) and take an NSAID ( like Ibuprofen ) for several days.Ice massage can be helpful for your tendinitis after u exercise . If symptoms persist or worsen see your pcp or orthopedic surgeon. Gl! ...Read more

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I was an avid runner before; how can one get back to shape after having a child?

I was an avid runner before; how can one get back to shape after having a child?

Just start: Just start. Aim for 20 minutes of effort. If you have been away for awhile, start by run/walking, maybe a ratio of 1 min running and 4 min walking. String 4 of those together for 20 mins. Each week, increase the running and decrease the walking. Shoot for 3-4 sessions per week. Once you can run for 20 mins. Increase the time/mileage by 10%. Stretch. Do core work. Warm up. Cool down. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Can you help me out and explain what you think might be happen i was doing a walkathon and black out herniated 3 disc had cervical fusion done 1 year later herniated right above first surgary i was placed and have 2 screws since than i now have high blood

Can you help me out and explain what you think might be happen i was doing a walkathon and black out herniated 3 disc had cervical fusion done 1 year later herniated right above first surgary i was placed and have 2 screws since than i now have high blood

I : I am so sorry that you are going through all this. It sounds like your initial problem was the black out with the three herniated discs, that required repeat surgery, and now with multiple other diagnoses including high blood pressure, insomnia, pain, migraines, vomiting, gastritis, spinal stenosis and others. Sometimes one major medical catastrophe can create a huge stress on the body, and other medical problems then cascade. The most important thing is that you are well established with an excellent primary care doctor that can be in touch with all of your specialists to be sure you are receiving the best treatment. ...Read more

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The past week i've had a shortness of breath difficulty doing any physical activity what could cause this should I go to er? Even running a block i feel extremely weak.

The past week i've had a shortness of breath difficulty doing any physical activity what could cause this should I go to er? Even running a block i feel extremely weak.

Need evaluation: Shortness of breath with exertion should be evaluated. There are many possible causes for shortness of breath including heart or lung disease, anemia, etc, some of which may be more serious than others.. Either see you primary care physician, go to an urgent care center or emergency department as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I need to know if I have a sports hernia or not hello, last wednesday i did some inclined situps after quite a hiatus from exercising. I was very sore in my mid section after this, to the point that i couldnt really situp without using my arms. I thought

I need to know if I have a sports hernia or not hello, last wednesday i did some inclined situps after quite a hiatus from exercising. I was very sore in my mid section after this, to the point that i couldnt really situp without using my arms. I thought

Short : Short answer is probably not. Sports hernias usually are seen in athletes who participate in sports with a lot of repetitive lateral movements, like soccer or hockey players, and tend to occur over time with repeated exercise. If you haven't been exercising for a while and then jump back into it, which it sounds like that is what you did, then it's much more likely that you've just pulled muscles/strained ligaments in your abdomen and inguinal regions. The muscles that are irritated will usually get better after about a week of rest, but ligaments tend to take longer to heal, which is way your groin is still tender. It's ok to restart exercising, but i would work your way back in slowly. I would also make sure that you do proper warm up and stretching exercises before you engage in any vigorous sports like basketball. If after several weeks of resuming your exercises you are still having tenderness or swelling, then i would consider seeing a surgeon to check for a hernia. ...Read more

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I am trying to recover from a herniated disc in low back. I am riding my bike but after a few minutes i get a stabbing pain should I stop riding?

I am trying to recover from a herniated disc in low back. I am riding my bike but after a few minutes i get a stabbing pain should I stop riding?

Avoid spinal felxion: The flexed position you assume while riding a bicycle can increase pressure on a herniated disc, causing pain and possibly more damage. Walking or swimming are usually better for disc herniations. ...Read more

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I have a hernia! is it safe for me to go biking, walking or dancing? Do you have other suggestions for activities? I have an abdominal hernia about 3cm in my lower abdomen, by a 16 yr. Old c-section. No pain at this point just a dull sensation. I was als

I have a hernia! is it safe for me to go biking, walking or dancing? Do you have other suggestions for activities? I have an abdominal hernia about 3cm in my lower abdomen, by a 16 yr.  Old c-section. No pain at this point just a dull sensation. I was als

As tolerated: Activity level should be limited by pain and discomfort, not by a fear it will get worse. The hernia can be mistaken for it be an inguinal hernia which has a different technique of repair. In either case, there is a risk that it will get worse unexpectedly. The risk of observation and operation are low, and you should see a general surgeon for a consult to make an informed decision. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am recovering from an acl/ PCL reconstructive surgery. I am 8 weeks out and want to know some physical therapy exercises i can be doing to help?

Physical therapist: Proper rehab following acl/pcl reconstruction should be under the direction of your physical therapist and surgeon, they will guide you through the dos and donts. Everyone's recovery will vary. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more