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Should I go skydiving after spine surgery?

Should I go skydiving after spine surgery?

Maybe: It depends a lot on what surgery you have and how badly you want to jump. The problem is in landing can cause a lot of impact on the spine. If you have a healed spine after surgery and it is very stable, it should be ok. However, the more often you put impacts on the spine, the more it will be prone to further problems down the road. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Replogle
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Spine Surgery (Definition)

This is surgery to treat disorders of the spine. It may be a discectomy, laminectomy, or fusion. Fusion surgery usually means using special plates and screws whic typically stay in permanently. Many of these procedures can be performed ...Read more


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What should I eat / drink to make sure my spine surgery goes as smoothly as possible?

Varies: It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the surgery being done. Some surgeries on the spine have no real dietary restrictions and others have strict requirements. You wou, d certainly want to avoid foods which could potentially cause you nausea. Nicotine and antiinflammatories can potentially delay healing. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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2and half months after my spine surgery,i feel so good that even forget i was operated(I pick up my niece and bend forward)can something go wrong?

2and half months after my spine surgery,i feel so good that even forget i was operated(I pick up my niece and bend forward)can something go wrong?

Follow instructions: It is wonderful that you feel so well. I am hoping you were prescribed physical therapy to strengthen your back and stabilize the spine so you do not herniate another disk. The best way to protect yourself is to follow your doctor's directions to the T and to start physical therapy for initial therapy and advice on maintenance activities to keep your spine well supported, plus u will be fit ...Read more

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I need spine surgery but Ekg is not good what am I going to do?

I need spine surgery but Ekg is not good what am I going to do?

See a cardiologist: An evaluation by a cardiologist is first; he/she may than be able to discuss your heart problems with the anesthesiologist who will work with your orthopedist or neurosurgeon to find a solution that will permit you to have surgery. ...Read more

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How risky is minimally invasive spine surgery?

How risky is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Depends: It depends on exactly what is being done, your surgeon's experience and training, your size and medical condition, the type of condition being treated. All surgery has risks. Mis can reduce some risks, but may increase other. Have a frank discussion with the surgeon recommending the procedure. ...Read more

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After spine surgery is there a chance of being in pain?

After spine surgery is there a chance of being in pain?

Yes: There will be pain from the surgery itself. Depending on the extent of the procedure this pain can last for days to a few months. Spine pain is not the best clinical indication for surgery. Many who proceed with surgery for back pain only may see some improvement in their pain, but should not expect complete resolution. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spine surgery?

Spine surgery: This is surgery to treat disorders of the spine. It may be a discectomy, laminectomy, or fusion. Fusion surgery usually means using special plates and screws whic typically stay in permanently. Many of these procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. ...Read more

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How safe is laser spine surgery?

How safe is laser spine surgery?

Why: Laser spine surgery carries with it the same dangers as conventional spine surgery. The real question is are there advantages of laser spine surgery over conventional spine surgery. According to a paper by the mayo clinic laser spine surgery does not provide any advantage over conventional spine surgery. There are no independent studies that have confirmed the benefits of the laser spine surgery over conventional spine surgery. Additionally there in the next the tremendous expense of laser spine surgery that cost approximately 2 to 3 times that of conventional. ...Read more

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Are lasers used in spine surgery?

Are lasers used in spine surgery?

Yes. There are : Several indications for there use such as in certain disc surgeries or with treating certain tumors as well as in other limited indications. ...Read more

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Is laser spine surgery effective and safe?

Is laser spine surgery effective and safe?

Safe not effective: Laser spine surgery simply means removing disc with a laser rather than manually. It is typically performed percutaneously. Although there are reported benefits, in order to state that it is effective, those benefits have to beat the placebo effect which is considerable. Most of the laser surgeries done are for disc bulge which doesn't need surgery in the first place. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Definition)

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