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Foods to eat/avoid in order to fuse?

aimlessaaimless Posts: 372
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I think folks have discussed foods that promote fusion and foods that prohibit, i.e. caffeine prohibits (?), but protein foods promote... anyone know of a good resource?


  • They told me to eat balanced meals. Some exercise like walking. Good sleep. No smoking.

    Good Luck to you.

  • My surgeon told me no smoking, balanced, frequent meals, and no carbonated drinks..she told me that carbonation sucks the calcium out of your bones, I am not sure if this is true or not, but I have been listening and doing exactly what she said. I also take calcium pills 3x day :)

    Hope this helps..
  • I basically ate a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables (good for digestion too), and made sure I had adequate protein and calcium in my diet. Peanut butter, sardines (with bones, legumes, meat and fish and dairy products are good sources. I also took Calcium and multi vitamin supplements. I don't smoke, but avoided fuzzy drinks, NSAID's, and FOSAMAX. Drank some coffee in moderation (two cups a day).

  • I'm so glad I quit smoking 7 years ago!! And glad I am not a soda drinker. I wondered about coffee, I usually drink one cup a day, have not had more than a few sips since surgery.

    All about the balanced diet :)
  • To promote bone growth so that it occurs faster than bone destruction. Bone destruction always is happening just at a slower rate than bone building as the norm.
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