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Is it safe to play sports after herniated disk surgery?

Is it safe to play sports after herniated disk surgery?

Yes: Yes, even football players do return to their sport. Generally, one wants to wait about 12 weeks post operatively and also go through some rehabilitation and conditioning before returning to sports. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Sporting Activities (Definition)

It may be easier to exercise earlier in your pregnancy than during the last three months (third trimester) of pregnancy. Choosing safe exercises for you and your baby is important because some positions, as your weight and balance change, may become uncomfortable or have potentially harmful effects. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, you should not do exercises that require lying flat on your back, because this position may make ...Read more


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Is it possible to still play sports after herniated disk surgery?

Is it possible to still play sports after herniated disk surgery?

Yes generally after : Twelve weeks postop and with appropriate rehabilitation and clearance from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you still play sports after you have herniated disk surgery?

Can you still play sports after you have herniated disk surgery?

Yes: Most sporfs are acceptable if one has a good result and is rehabed and continuing with an exercise priogram but ine should avoid raquet sports and a modern golf swing and learn a traditional golf swing. ...Read more

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Can you still play contact sports after herniated disk surgery?

Can you still play contact sports after herniated disk surgery?

YES: Many years ago joe montana proved that with a proper diagnosis, properly planned treatment protocol that included spinal surgery and aggressive physical rehabilitation a top athelet can return to the highest level contact sports! ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports after herniated disc surgery?

Is it okay to play sports after herniated disc surgery?

Yes you can.: Yes, following full recovery from surgery --- which can take anywhere from 4-weeks to 2-3 months, you will then be able to resume your sporting activities following herniated disc surgery. ...Read more

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How long must I wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?

How long must I wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?

At least a month: Depends what sports you are talking about. I would be careful about serious contact sports ever. You still have a risk of ptx on the other side scuba diving is out as is skydiving. Recreational sports, tennis, baseball, soccer, etc are ok once your incisions have healed. ...Read more

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I had a surgery on november 7th and my game is ondecember 20th. Is one allowed to play sports after 5 weeks of having an appendicitis surgery? Is their any herniacaused?

I had a surgery on november 7th and my game is ondecember 20th. Is one allowed to play sports after 5 weeks of having an appendicitis surgery? Is their any herniacaused?

Depends: Best to call your surgeon for this answer. Also ok to discuss at post op office visit. Generally a laprascopic appendix removal requires 2 weeks of recovery and an open procedure requires 6 weeks. You will probably be ok. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to play sports after having surgery and chemo if you believe you are fully recovered?

Is it ok to play sports after having surgery and chemo if you believe you are fully recovered?

Always ask your MD: There is no simple generic answer for this question. The answer needs to be individualized to your particular circumstances with regards to the nature and extent of your chemo and surgery. Some sports may indeed be allowed soner than other more aggressive sports. You should definitely have this discussion with your team of treating physicians. ...Read more

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Would a surgery on a bunion affect one's ability to play sports?

Would a surgery on a bunion affect one's ability to play sports?

Possibly: This would depend on many factors: severity of the deformity, joint damage, healing ability and planned sports activity. If the articular cartilage of the joint is in good shape and you recover appropriately, most return to their normal sports activity. Addressing your deformity in a timely fashion works best. Waiting too long can lead to excessive joint damage. See your foot surgeon. ACFAS.org ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back pain, numbness and tingling. ...Read more