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ACDF and swimming

failed backffailed back Posts: 8
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Recovering from Surgery
How long after ACDF can you go into a swimming pool to relax,not to swim?


  • You should ask your doctor that. It would have to do with your incision and if all the bandages are off and how it is healing.

    I went to a hotel about 1 month post op and went swimming in the pool. I am sure you could go in before a month. Just ask your doc.
    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
  • My doctor made me wait 6 weeks, and then only walking and back strokes. Forward strokes with head up were too much flex he said.

    Just my experience though. Give your doc's office a call!
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  • We are going on vacation in 3 weeks,and I want to get in the pool and relax,also I have psorasis so when im cut,my skin heals really fast,so I know in 3 weeks it should be good,at least I hope.We had done paid for vaction and then my neck gets the nerve problems.
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