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Is It Safe For A Person Who Underwent A Back Surgery To Do Bungee Jumping
Doubtful!: Bungee jumping isn't what i'd consider a safe sport under any circumstances! especially if you have any type of hardware in your back (screws, stabilizing rods), those could easily be dislodged or become unstable. I would strongly recommend that you find another activity that does not involve strong gravitational force. Bungee jumping could put excessive pressure on your surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had lower back surgery for a slipped disc almost a year ago. Is it safe for me to start running on a regular basis?
Probably: If there is no longer radiating nerve pain into the leg(s), a patient is typically able to resume full activities after a discectomy about 3-4 months after surgery. Always check with your surgeon for final clearance. Your surgeon will be most familiar with your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe or Effective: Need to clarify what is meant by safe -- risk of complication, recurrence of herniation, etc. ...Read more
I am having back surgery in 6 days and i may be getting sick. Is it safe to take this cold medication, before surgery?
Depends: When spine surgery is elective (not an emergency, such as for paralysis), it is best for a person to be well. If you have a serious infection or medical problem (like angina (chest pain), uncontrolled sugar (diabetes), uncontrolled high blood pressure, recent heart attack, recent heart stent required blood thinners) surgery should wait until those problems are addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the laser back surgery safer and less recovery time than open back surgery.wats the difference?
Beware of Marketing: Gimmicks! The word "Laser" is used simply for the purpose of marketing, & drawing patients in, & not due to anything else. Laser is simply just a TOOL, not a procedure. To be able to use laser, one still has to make an incision, laser can then be used at the area of pathology if applicable pathology is present. It does not minimize the invasiveness of surgery if being performed by a well trained ...Read more
I have a back surgery that was done on 2008 due to an scoliosis problem i have rods. Is it ok if i do a sky jump with an instructor???
Better ask the surgn: The specifics of your general health and or how involved your case is is beyond the scope of an internet answer. You should ask your PCP and or the doc who handled the scoliosis surgery if this would be something you are free to do. Since there is a chance of an abrupt stop (crashing into ground at high speed), this may be something you and your rods should not do. ...Read more
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