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How long should I wait to start working out after back surgery?

How long should I wait to start working out after back surgery?

Backsurgery: After back surgery it's always good to check with your surgeon. At any rate try to remain active and mobile. ...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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How long after shoulder surgery (for dislocation) should I wait until I can start going to the gym?

How long after shoulder surgery (for dislocation) should I wait until I can start going to the gym?

Ask your doctor: Post surgical rehabilitation and return to activity is usually strictly controlled by the surgeon and the time to return to full activity is dictated by the severity of the injury, the surgery performed, and your healing response afterwards. Your doctor should make it clear when you can return to full activity. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go back to work after a shoulder reconstruction?

How long should I wait to go back to work after a shoulder reconstruction?

It depends: "shoulder reconstruction" can mean repair of a fracture, surgery for instability, or shoulder replacement. Work may involve desk duty and shuffling papers or digging ditches and carrying cinder blocks. If you have had a minor procedure and have a light duty postion, you should be able to return to work within 2-4 weeks. If you have had major surgery and have a heavy duty job it can take months. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before I start to work my abs again after getting hernia surgery?

How long do I have to wait before I start to work my abs again after getting hernia surgery?

4-8 weeks: Most surgeons would like you to wait at least 4 weeks before starting abdominal wall stressing excersizes. Discuss this with you surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after a back injury should you wait before working out?

How long after a back injury should you wait before working out?

Depends on the : Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to work out after a knee injury?

How long should I wait to work out after a knee injury?

Depends on injury: Depending on the severity and treatment requirements it could be anywhere from a week to 6 months before returning to full activity. This is definitely a question for your physician. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to work out after having a baby?

How long do I wait to work out after having a baby?

Lifestyle : I have had mom's who taught jazercise teach up to a week before delivery and resume two weeks after their normal vaginal delivery. Much depends on your lifestyle and prenatal condition.Some workouts are much less an issue than others.A surgical delivery would have a different set of expectations, best discussed with your ob. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to work after surgery?

Depends on surgery: So return to work is very variable based upon what kind of surgery you had and what kind of work you do. Best to do is to discuss with your surgeon who can give you a better estimate. The times can vary from a few days for minor surgeries to several weeks for complex surgeries and work that requires lots of intense activity or heavy lifting. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a septoplasty to start accutane?

How long should I wait after a septoplasty to start accutane?

Accutane and Scars: Accutane can cause bad healing for up to six months after you start taking it. Your nose will take at least 6 weeks to heal and possibly 12 weeks. It is important to let your nose heal completely or you could get hypertrophic scarring ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait until i return to the gym after an operation.?

How long am i suppose to wait until i return to the gym after an operation.?

Depends...: It all depends on what type of operation you had! ask your doctor - sometimes you can get back to exercising right away, sometimes it will take weeks. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a breast reduciton before going to the gym again?

How long should I wait after a breast reduciton before going to the gym again?

Ask your surgeon: You need to ask your breast reduction surgeon this question as he/she will know the type of procedure done and when is the best time to "stress" the repair with exercise. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before going to the gym after having an open rhinoplasty?

How long should I wait before going to the gym after having an open rhinoplasty?

Activity after rhino: I have patients obtain from all physical activity for 1 week, followed by a slow return to activity over the second week. At 2 weeks, you can start cardio work as tolerated, but ease back into lifting. If your nasal bones were aligned/altered, it can take 6 weeks for them to heal and solidify. You want to make sure to not wear heavy glasses and not suffer any nasal contact during that time. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to work out after I take plan b?

How long should I wait to work out after I take plan b?

No restrictions: There are no activity restrictions after taking the plan B pill. However, you should resume your normal method of birth control immediately. Your period should come at the normal time or up to one week later. If it is late, you should take a pregnancy test and talk with a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after pulling my hamstring should I wait to start running again?

How long after pulling my hamstring should I wait to start running again?

Lack of pain: If you can walk a long distance with no pain on a flat surface as well as an irregular surface( which requires you to use different muscles to balance), i think it safe to try a short, slow run on a regular flat surface. To be sure, check with the doctor who diagnosed your problem. Most doctors can give you a time frame for your return to activity. ...Read more

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How long after a laparoscopy should you wait to start running?

How long after a laparoscopy should you wait to start running?

A few days: Your surgeon is the best person to answer that question. It will depend on everything that was done and how many incisions you have. ...Read more

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How long after a c-section do I have to wait before going swimming?

How long after a c-section do I have to wait before going swimming?

4 to 6 weeks: Many ob-gyn doctors recommend waiting 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing of a c-section incision before going swimming. If a woman "must" go swimming sooner, she should realize that at 2-3 weeks, her wound may look healed but may not be able to withstand repeated stretching or being scraped up along a pool's edge. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I expect to stay out of work after hernia surgery?

How long do docs recommend I should I expect to stay out of work after hernia surgery?

1 to 4 weeks : Depending on type of hernia, type of repair and type of work you do it can be as short as 1 week if your work does not involve more then 10-15lbs lifting and up to 6 weeks if you do heavy work or have large abdominal/incisional hernia. ...Read more

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