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Doctor insights on: Resuming Walking After A Laminectomy

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When can you walk again after having a hemi laminectomy and discectomy?

When can you walk again after having a hemi laminectomy and discectomy?

Do what doctor says: Follow the instructions of your surgeon. It all depends on the surgery, healing time, and your unique healing/health. This is a really important time to follow directions. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I recently had laminectomy in aug'13, now i have gained some weight, sciatica is totally cured, is it safe for me to jog n walk to shed some pounds?

I recently had laminectomy in aug'13, now i have gained some weight, sciatica is totally cured, is it safe for me to jog n walk to shed some pounds?

Gradual is best: A gradual increase in activity would be best. Did you undergo a course of physiotherapy? If so, then you should have been given instructions on how to gradually increase your activities. If you have not, you may wish to consult your surgeon on how to safely progress activity tolerances. Other than exercise and calorie restriction, methods of weight loss include proper nutrition and hydration. ...Read more

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What is a laminectomy, please explain the process, & what is the success rate? Have had progressive lower back problems for 10+ years. Pain, an intermittant walking issue and severe discomfort took me to a back physician and found original (3) discs were

What is a laminectomy, please explain the process, & what is the success rate? Have had progressive lower back problems for 10+ years.  Pain, an intermittant walking issue and severe discomfort took me to a back physician and found original (3) discs were

Laminectomy: This refers to surgical removal of the back of the vertebra(e) called the lamina, which is done in order to take pressure off nerves or the spinal cord. In the properly selected patient, this procedure has a very good success rate. ...Read more

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Had lumbar laminectomy 6/2/11, any excercises i can do to strenghten my back muscles, and just excercise in general, (i kinda hate to walk, boring)?

Had lumbar laminectomy 6/2/11, any excercises i can do to strenghten my back muscles, and just excercise in general, (i kinda hate to walk, boring)?

All exercises are : Beneficial including cardiovascular routines, flexibility and core exercises which can include weights except dead lifts and squats with bench work ideal and probably avoiding a rowing machine. ...Read more

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How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

Surgeon: Very complicated to answer. Depends on the reason for surgery.. Please ask your surgeon for his explanation, and then request a second opinion if not comfortable with the answer. ...Read more

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Is a laminectomy dangerous?

Is a laminectomy dangerous?

Let me explain: All surgery have risk in general and some have particular risk because the locations. Be sure to ask the doctor about that and how many complications he had before with this surgery. Thousands of laminectomies done in the usa every year there are about 1-3 % possible complications. ...Read more

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How does a laminectomy function?

How does a laminectomy function?

Less nerve pressure: The lamina is the part of the bony spine that covers the back part of the nerve and the spinal cord. A laminectomy means removing the lamina. This can relieve some of the pressure off the spinal cord or the nerves. This can results in less pain, numbness, and/or weakness radiating into the extremities. ...Read more

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What is laminectomy defect mean ?

What is laminectomy defect mean
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Old surgery: 'laminectomy defect' just means prior surgery or laminectomy seen on a imaging study (usually an mri). ...Read more

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What is pre and post laminectomy?

What is pre and post laminectomy?

Depends: This could mean x-rays that were done of the spine before (pre) and after (post) a laminectomy (surgical procedures). But it could refer to anything else that was done before and after the surgery, including symptoms, labwork, etc. ...Read more

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What happens during a laminectomy procedure ?

What happens during a laminectomy procedure ?

Nerve decompression: A laminectomy describes any procedure where the back bony covering (lamina) of the spine is surgically removed. The purpose is to gain access to the spinal canal to remove a disk herniation, bone spur, cyst, or anything else that is putting pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and ...Read more


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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more