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10 Ways to make sure we dont have another surgery



  • Try not to put on excess weight.
    If you can, avoid falling on the ice.
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,109
    Listen to your body. After 7 surgeries I know what and what not my body is capable of doing, sometimes I will push it just because.....I want to be able to do the old things I once was. Stay mentally active along with physcial. I am a walker. After each of my surgeries I started walking in the hospital. I walked so much during one of my hospital stays they made me sign a release that if I hurt myself I woulndt sue.
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  • chezlycchezly Posts: 24
    edited 09/21/2012 - 2:45 AM
    I was advised not to walk on terrain because it will put more pressure on the disc.

    Walking down hill will cause more compression than walking uphill.
  • I was also told no restrictions after my laminotomy 19 months ago. Now here I am re ruptured same disc. I wonder why I was told no restrictions. Now the original surgeon wants to do a fusion, he is an orthopedic, I went to a neurosurgeon who is going to redo. This time I will have PT and restrictions. I am so mad at myself
    8/31/15 microdiscetomy laminotomy
    8/15 reruptured l5
    12/24/13 laminotomy/discetomy of L5
    9/98 laminectomy l4/l5
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