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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Given lasix (furosemide) for edema following a back surgery on April 1st, it did nothing at all. All labs, ultrasound and MRI are clean. Any ideas? I must get rid of the 27 lbs of water, it really hurts.

Given lasix (furosemide) for edema following a back surgery on April 1st,  it did nothing at all. All labs, ultrasound and MRI are clean. Any ideas? I must get rid of the 27 lbs of water, it really hurts.

Edema: If your swelling from edema is in your legs you should 1: Take your bath or shower at bedtime. 2: Purchase a wedge pillow from Binson's or other similar store. 3: Sleep with your legs on the pillow. 4: Put on support stockings before your feet leave your legs. Your weight should go down soon. ...Read more

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I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet.I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet.I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

Good idea: Do the trial then implant i if it works, has out performed revision surgery in studies no reason to think a fifth surgery would be helpful burning pain could be permanent nerve damage with no structural solution blocking the transmission of afferent impulses makes sense to me. ...Read more

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I've recently been told I have schmorls nodes, my surgeon says he can't touch it for fear of shattering the lumbar, any ideas i ve had 3 back surgeries through about 10 years. I live in constant pain, and had a discogram that showed shmorls nodes in the l

I've recently been told I have schmorls nodes, my surgeon says he can't touch it for fear of shattering the lumbar, any ideas i ve had 3 back surgeries through about 10 years. I live in constant pain, and had a discogram that showed shmorls nodes in the l

Schmorl's : Schmorl's nodes are disk herniation into the vertebral bone and may suggest end plate weakness and the possibly of fracture or movement of the cage/bone graft into the bone after surgery. The best way to determine bone strength is through dexa scan. These tests are commonly done to determine if patients have osteoporosis. They provide good information to help determine if the bone is too weak for instrumentation in people suspected of having weak bone. I would recommend discussing this test with your spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had 2 back surgeries- a microdiscectomy at L5/S1 & L4/L5. I've got scar tissue & am still in pain. I use TENS, inversion, PT, Neurontin, Norco, Cymbalta, and am trying injections. Any new ideas/tx for me to try? I'm only 23 & I feel like I'm 80.

I've had 2 back surgeries- a microdiscectomy at L5/S1 & L4/L5. I've got scar tissue & am still in pain. I use TENS, inversion, PT, Neurontin, Norco, Cymbalta, and am trying injections. Any new ideas/tx for me to try? I'm only 23 & I feel like I'm 80.

Adhesiolysis: Cassara 1st NO more surgeries on your back . FInd an Anesthesiologist in your area who will do a minimal risk type of epidural injection BUT without steroids . This injection is called lysis of adhesions or Adhesiolysis with a medicine called "Hyaluronidase". This injection will break up the scar tissue that has entrapped the nerves in your back. It must be performed with physical therapy ...Read more

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What is a good exercise routine after back surgery?

What is a good exercise routine after back surgery?

Walk: Walking is a good choice for most people. If that is not possible for whatever reason, other options are cycling (stationary or outside if you are able), swimming, water aerobics. These exercises are good for general fitness, relief stress, and build up stamina. ...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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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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Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Definition)

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