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Is it safe to play sports after herniated disk surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Recurrent disc herniations rate is 15% and not related to activities i wouldn't take up power lifting ask your surgeon their opinion activity restriction recomendations vary widely surgeon to surgeon.
Biking sking swimming are fine.

In brief: Yes

Recurrent disc herniations rate is 15% and not related to activities i wouldn't take up power lifting ask your surgeon their opinion activity restriction recomendations vary widely surgeon to surgeon.
Biking sking swimming are fine.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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