I am sure that if I asked ever member on this board that has had some kind of spinal surgery IF they ever did things that they knew were going to cause problems, a large number would say YES
I am one of them.
With my Seven Spinal Surgeries and bad discs in each section, I should be well aware of what I can not do. BUT........
Raking Leave. Pulling into your bottom is harder on your spine then Pushing. But once the leaves start to fall, I am out there. And if I do too much, I will pay the price
Shoveling Snow I know I shouldn't even try it, but so many times we dont have any choice. And I know with each shovel full of snow, I am going to be paying a price for doing that
Gardening I love being out in the garden and dirt, and I love putting together stone walls. What I dont pay attention to is the weight of some of those stones. And the way I get them from point A to point B can be proportionate on how long my fare up well last
I could go on and on. I will say that in the past 5 years I have become much better about this. But that still meant
from 28 years old to about 53, I did so many things I should have never done.... Now, will I be paying a price later on in life???
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences