I am new here & finding this site has been quite helpful but I do have some questions for some of you who have been through this surgery...I am 41 and quite active for my condition. I am having a diskectomy, decompression & fusion at L4/5 next month.
Here's my questions...
Will I be able to continue dancing post fusion? I dance on an International Dance troupe & the thought of giving up dance or not being able to move my body makes me sad. :''(
What is the incison like when it is anterior? vertical/horizontal, size??( I know I should have asked my surgeon but I had just had the discogram and a little distracted)
What can I be doing now - 5 weeks pre op to condition my body for this surgery? vitamins, clacium, excersises???
Thanks in advance!