Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is It Safe For A Person Who Underwent A Back Surgery To Do Bungee Jumping

Share
1

1
Is it safe for a person who underwent a back surgery to do bungee jumping?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How safe are back surgeries for bulging dics. An whick is safer open back surgery or laser?

How safe are back surgeries for bulging dics. An whick is safer open back surgery or laser?

Safe or Effective: Need to clarify what is meant by safe -- risk of complication, recurrence of herniation, etc. ...Read more

4

4
I am having back surgery in 6 days and i may be getting sick. Is it safe to take this cold medication, before surgery?

I am having back surgery in 6 days and i may be getting sick. Is it safe to take this cold medication, before surgery?

Yes but tell surgeon: Best not to be sick prior to any surgery especially spine surgery. Best if you have a cold to postpone surgery. Speak to your surgeon and the day of surgery the anesthesiologist may advise you to delay surgery till you are healthy. ...Read more

5

5
Is back surgery safer today than before?

Generally very safe: Spine surgery has come a long way in the last 20 years. Most spine problems, fortunately do not require surgery so by all means try conservative, non-surgical options first. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is it safe to have back surgery when sick?

Is it safe to have back surgery when sick?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is the laser back surgery safer and less recovery time than open back surgery.wats the difference?

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

8

8
Is it safe to do inline skating after 4 months of a back surgery on l 3, 4, 5?

Is it safe to do inline skating after 4 months of a back surgery on l 3, 4, 5?

Lumbar spine : There are alot of variables. You need to be cleared by the person who performed the surgery. Every surgeon has different protocols. If you had a fusion and are fused or are fully recovered and feeling great then it's probably ok. ...Read more

9

9
Please tell me, could a person who underwent a back surgery still work out at the gym?

Please tell me, could a person who underwent a back surgery still work out at the gym?

Yes: I suggest nothing but walking for 6-12 weeks then no running or free weights. Strengthen the core. No bending, lifting or twisting. Machines, bicycles and the elliptical are best. ...Read more

10

10
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???

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

Dr. Edward Hellman
313 doctors shared insights

Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Definition)

An orthopedic surgeon who further specializes in the ...Read more