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How can I get my bowels to start working after spinal surgery?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Move

Patients can definitely have trouble with their usual bowel regimen after spine surgery for many reasons.
Early mobilization and limiting the amount of narcotic medications and getting back to your usual diet as soon as possible are the most common interventions used. Thank you for the question.

In brief: Move

Patients can definitely have trouble with their usual bowel regimen after spine surgery for many reasons.
Early mobilization and limiting the amount of narcotic medications and getting back to your usual diet as soon as possible are the most common interventions used. Thank you for the question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: OOB

Best is to get moving as soon as possible.
Some surgeons believe chewing gun helps early on.

In brief: OOB

Best is to get moving as soon as possible.
Some surgeons believe chewing gun helps early on.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
Thank
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