In this Discussion

There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.

This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

See the Veritas Health sites:,,, for medical articles and videos.

Calcium supplements post fusion surgery? Please share your thoughts & experience

On my surgeon's website, there was a suggestion to take calcium supplements (not calcium carbonate) pre-surgery.

Now I'm post surgery, and wondering as these bones begin to fuse if the calcium is helpful and how much to take and for how long.

Your thoughts?



  • Hi steffie

    I guess all surgeon's suggestions are different.

    For me personally, my surgeon said no supplement, just eat a good, well balanced diet.

    When I spoke to my nurse pre-op about diet and weight, she told me not to cut out dairy or protein, just to deal with weight issues by portion control.  This is something I do anyway, just finding it hard to remove excess weight that appear with pregabalin and I can't shift it now!

    I always advise all members to follow their surgeon's/team exactly, as they know your condition and advise while considering that.


Sign In or Join Us to comment.