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Will muscles grow back after surgery?

Will muscles grow back after surgery?

Yes: Muscles atrophy after surgery and/or nonuse. Through rehab and strengthening exercises, muscles will typically regain pre surgical strength. ...Read more

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Back Surgery (Definition)

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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Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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Can I start running again after fusion surgery ?

Can I start running again after fusion surgery ?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Not enought info to answer. The ability to return to running depends on the site of the fusion. If it was a wrist fusion, of course you can run. But if it is an ankle fusion, running may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

What surgery: That is definately a question for your surgeon he/she fixed you up, and only the surgeon knows the right time to wait after surgery. Having said that there are some surgeries after which you should not return to gymnastics. Your surgeon can guide you do not become a couch potato regardless. Do less impact exrcise often. ...Read more

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Can i still go back lifting weights aftr months of my inginual surgery?

Can i still go back lifting weights aftr months of my inginual surgery?

Speak with Doc: It is certainly possible, but the answer depends on how significant your surgery was and how you have been healing. I would strongly recommend you discuss this with your physician and surgeon as heavy weight lifting before you are fully healed can have significant negative consequences. ...Read more

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Why after spine surgery does my back pain continue?

Why after spine surgery does my back pain continue?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Probably sitting down to discuss this with your surgeon would be a good first step. Don't hesitate to seek a second opinion as well. ...Read more

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What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

Position: While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help. ...Read more

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Should I lift weights ever again after back surgery?

Should I lift weights ever again after back surgery?

What surgery: That is definately a question for your surgeon he/she fixed you up, and only the surgeon knows the right time to wait after surgery. Having said that there are some surgeries after which you should not return to the wieight bench. Your surgeon can guide you do not become a couch potato regardless. Do less impact exrcise often. ...Read more

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When after ACL surgery can I start lifting weights again?

When after ACL surgery can I start lifting weights again?

Surgeon Decision: Physical therapy after surgery should always be guided by the surgeon. In general acl recovery takes several months so don't be surprised if you are on restrictions for quite some time. In any case pick a good surgeon and trust him/her. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my back after lumbar microdiscectomy?

How can I strengthen my back after lumbar microdiscectomy?

Exercise: Start with simple exercise like walking. After a few weeks you can add stretching. After 3-4 weeks start resistance exercise to strengthen the core muscles (tummy and back muscles). Ask your surgeon: she or he may have a different time table for you to follow. ...Read more

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How to ease back into running after ACL surgery?

How to ease back into running after ACL surgery?

Running`: I usually tell my acl patients to wait 3 months before running. They usually have been on a bike for at least 6-8 weeks by that time. You should ease into it by running a block or two and then walking a block. Most patients can get back to running fairly quickly at that point. Always listen to your knee especially if it swells. ...Read more

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How will your back feel after lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

How will your back feel after lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

Usually just ...: Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain & all bets are off if you are a smoker. However, about 10% of disc surgery patients can experience back pain due to ongoing degenerative changes in disc over time with a 5% risk of reherniation. ...Read more

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How can I resume golf after hip replacement surgery?

How can I resume golf after hip replacement surgery?

6-12 weeks: Most people an start doing gentle swings at 6 weeks and progress to a full round at 12 weeks. ...Read more

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After shoulder surgery when will my energy return?

After shoulder surgery when will my energy return?

Quickly: You should start seeing a return of your energy levels within a few days. There is no reason why you can't be up and around, walking regularly (i.e. Resume most of your normal daily activities), which will immediately help the return of your energy. ...Read more

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Returning leg pain after lower back surgery, what to do?

Returning leg pain after lower back surgery, what to do?

This is somewhat: dependent on what your diagnosis was and indications for the surgery as well as what type of surgery was performed. Other factors include how much time has past since the surgery, smoking history , medical history and has anything happened since the surgery such as an injury that may have caused onset of these symptoms. This is best reviewed with your surgeon to decide any actions needed. ...Read more

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Can I do sit-ups after herniated disk surgery?

Can I do sit-ups after herniated disk surgery?

Depends: Many variables needs to be considered including your status of overall fitness, location of your disk surgery, level of involvement and the nature / complexity of your surgery. Make sure you have a thorough discussion with your surgeon to minimize suprises and/or disappointment postop. ...Read more

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Have groin hip and back pain 2 weeks after lumbar revision surgery?

Have groin hip and back pain 2 weeks after lumbar revision surgery?

Not surprising: It's common for other structures to take on more stress after nearby surgery. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia femoral surgery?

What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia  femoral  surgery?

Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Haveing lower back pain after gallbladder surgey week post opt ?

Haveing lower back pain after gallbladder  surgey week post opt
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It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...Read more

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Does varicocele come back after surgery ?

Does varicocele come back after surgery ?

Varicocele: After spermatic vein ligation (varicocele surgery) it is common for the veins to remain enlarged for weeks until collateral venous drainage routes enlarge. If the scrotal approach (instead of inguinal) it is also possible that only some branches of the spermatic vein were ligated, leaving some still dilated. ...Read more

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