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Should I lift weights ever again after back surgery?

Should I lift weights ever again after back surgery?

What surgery: That is definately a question for your surgeon he/she fixed you up, and only the surgeon knows the right time to wait after surgery. Having said that there are some surgeries after which you should not return to the wieight bench. Your surgeon can guide you do not become a couch potato regardless. Do less impact exrcise often. ...Read more

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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


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My husband needs back surgery but can't get it done because of his weight. is there a way around the requirements to have to be in a group for months?

My husband needs back surgery but can't get it done because of his weight. is there a way around the requirements to have to be in a group for months?

Talk to the surgeon: Weight (both overweight and underweight) can be a risk factor for complications of surgery - particularly a major surgery. Discussing the reasoning behind delaying surgery with the surgeon who may perform the surgery can give a better understanding of the reason behind the delay and the importance of addressing weight or other issues before surgery. ...Read more

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I had back surgery 1 year ago and since being on medication I have no taste buds. Losing weight because food does not taste good. What can I do?

I had back surgery 1 year ago and since being on medication I have no taste buds. Losing weight because food does not taste good. What can I do?

Taste disturbance: Medications can alter taste (or primarily smell) via effects on the neurologic pathway, by drying out the mouth, or unknown mechanisms. Common meds include several antibiotics (aminoglycosides in particular), migraine meds, muscle relaxers, tricyclics, CNS stimulants, antihypertensives, antiarrhythmics, statins, diuretics, antihistamine, NSAIDS and more. Discuss alternatives with your doc. ...Read more

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What can I do to continue weight loss I am on complete bed rest for back surgery.I lost 50 before surgery don't want to gain? Please advise.

What can I do to continue weight loss I am on complete bed rest for back surgery.I lost 50 before surgery don't want to gain? Please advise.

Small healthy meals: After back surgery or when you can't exercise much, it is good to focus on small healthy meals. Think veggies (carrots, celery, peas, and green beans. Ear small healthy meals every 3-5 hours. Avoid unhealthy chips, crackers, etc. Build in arm or leg or core exercises that improve well-being and metabolism. Enlist help. Ask your care-giver to be strong and help keep you on a healthy diet. ...Read more

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I have had back surgery, and still have chronic pain in lower back and left leg. I need to lose weight (alot) but walking and exercise hurts. What do?

I have had back surgery, and still have chronic pain in lower back and left leg. I need to lose weight (alot) but walking and exercise hurts. What do?

Needs reevaluation: How long ago was the surgery? If it was not recent, have the back pain reevaluated. Speak with the surgeon. Repeat an MRI to help determine the cause. Consider physical therapy or targeted injections if they are deemed to be appropriate. ...Read more

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Type 1 torn pectoral tendon major, 2 months since surgery. When will I get my rom back and be able to lift weights?

Type 1 torn pectoral  tendon major, 2 months since surgery. When will I get my rom back and be able to lift weights?

Around 3 months.: After a tendon repair surgery, it takes about 6 weeks for the tendon heals. Once the tendon is healed, exersices for range of motion start. When the range of motion has been returned to normal, strengthening is begun. This usually takes 3-4 months. ...Read more

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