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... ive, then all of the above. All have metal and rods. It takes nearly a year to completely heal if you take care of yourself. Bending is BAD, Twisting is BAD, Lifting more than you should is BAD. By Bad, I mean you are setting yourself up for more surgery. ... (2 replies)
... I had a spinal fusion in July of 2013 after getting a injury from a banana boat. I fractured L1... ... (3 replies)
... Personally I don't think that crunches are the best thing to be doing after a fusion. That puts a tremendous amount of strain on that area of the back. ... (6 replies)

... Thanks for your reply! It's nice to hear from someone who is back into dancing after a fusion! ... (3 replies)
... and some do not. Like the others said you will always have to be careful with your back, it will not be a normal back anymore, it will have hardware in it, and lifting heavy objects will put strain on the good remaining discs, and you do not want them to go bad. ... (11 replies)
Spinal Fusion
Oct 27, 2013
... Hope everything goes well with you. I had a spinal fusion on July 17, 2013.I am 57 year old female. ... (20 replies)
... Well, I agree you're right to worry about returning to moderately heavy physical work of that character. The twisting in particular but the lifting's not so great, either. Perhaps you need the advice of an 'occupational therapist' at this point? sf editted to add: Perhaps there are exercise routines and very carefully designed stretching routines that would reduce... (4 replies)
... an use a treadmill unless cleared by your surgeon. Short, frequent walks are better than one long walk. You will tolerate it better and it will stretch out the spinal nerves more frequently. I cannot emphasize enough how important this is. You do not want to develop issues with scar tissue... ... (9 replies)
Spinal Fusion
Jul 20, 2011
... The pain you are having is not unusual after a fusion. When the doctors do the surgery they move the nerves out of the way so the can work. ... (8 replies)
Spinal Fusion
Jul 20, 2011
... The pain you are having is not unusual after a fusion. When the doctors do the surgery they move the nerves out of the way so the can work. ... (8 replies)
... tottering on just cancelling this surgery after reading such discouraging posts about regaining my fitness levels. ... (6 replies)
... Again every person recovers differently. I am 60, and had my fusion June 29, 2010, so I am still in recovery stage. ... (9 replies)
... spinal fusion in December of 07, so I know what you are going through.... ... (2 replies)
... months after my neck surgery. I shouldnt have been there but I went anyway. My doctor was MAD! ... (3 replies)
... but i just wanted to ask you a couple things here. did that arm issue EVER go away after your surgery in 08 or was this there both pre and post op and never actually changed? ... (22 replies)
... S1 in June of '05. Her doctor gradually allowed her to do more activities. As Blue Atlas said he made her wait until after the no bending lifting twisting time. Before beginning a new activity we always checked with her dr. first. ... (3 replies)
... blood circulating around your spine, which is essential for bone growth. You're supposed to refrain from bending, lifting, or twisting while you're waiting for fusion to fully happen, so you probably want to wait on belly dancing or jogging until you are proclaimed fused. ... (3 replies)
... Spinal fusion can stop the instability or motion in your back that cause pain. ... (5 replies)
... I have been told no lifting over 5 lbs. for life. ... (16 replies)
... Just be careful with all you are doing. What can be good for me, may not be good for you. Some people are OK with lifting 20 pd, i have hard time after i tried 8 PD. Everything is very individual. That is why don't go by book, listen to your body. ... (16 replies)


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