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... I will admit that I continued to ride roller coasters for years after my first fusion. I love them! I still had movement in my lower spine, so I was able to take the twisting and pressure. ... (6 replies)
... Hahahaha.. ok what I DO know right now is that I don't want to get into a car with Rob (giggle). No worse than driving in a car or riding in an airplane??? Ok, lets think about this.. I mean seriously. A roller coaster goes 60+ miles per hour (I know of one that actually goes 120 mph), they twist you (a definite no no :nono:), turn you, and make you go updisde-down. ... (11 replies)
... I had a fusion at 17 and healed nicely with no problems until 23 years later. I was back to work full time at 4 weeks out. ... (13 replies)

... Rob, welcome to the boards! You'll find a lot of great info and support here. I had a 2 level fusion almost 3 weeks ago, so I'll be glad to share with you what I know. Right now, I'm not allowed to bend, twist, or lift more than 5 lbs. ... (11 replies)
... I am a 28 year old male and am having a single level lumbar fusion performed next Friday. ... (11 replies)
... ride amusement park roller coasters or rough rides, shovel snow, move furniture or lift heavy things. One therapist told her not to ever wake board. ... (3 replies)
... My daughter is now 19 and had a two level fusion when she was 16. Her doctor has cleared her for many activities. She has to use her head and play it safe. ... (6 replies)
... I appreciate your kind words and opinions. Maybe I am not seeing something, but I just cannot understand what the big deal about roller coasters are. I understand that fusing two discs together will put more pressure on the joints above and below. ... (11 replies)
... I would think the roller coasters would be out. ... (11 replies)
Fusion on nov 18
Oct 26, 2011
... You might want to consider getting another opinion before undertaking such a big surgery. Fusion is what I think of as an "end of the road" surgery. ... (14 replies)
... I'm very thankful 15 years later that I did the fusion and that they used harware so I'd have stable fusion (as opposed to fusions done without harware but solely with bone). They took shavings from my hip area to help enhance the fusion. The site where they took the shavings from was paifnul (deep aching pain) for a few months. As soon as I was allowed to take NSAIDS... (21 replies)
... So glad you at least got the beginning of an answer yesterday. That is encouraging. You are young to have such a problem, but if surgery, especially fusion surgery is indicated, I do hope you can have an experienced true spine specialist do the surgery, whether ortho or neuro. ... (6 replies)

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