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Restriction after surgery

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
After surgery,

on L5 and S1 is it possible to lift more than 100 pounds?
when you have six screws and two rods on your back?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865

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    Well, the best source fo an answer to your question would be from your doctor.
    Based on my own experiences with spinal surgery and from what I've discussed with other members, 40 pounds is basically the limit.
    Still, check with your doctor
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  • Hi and Welcome.
    Ron gave you pretty much the info you need to guide yourself through the site..

    My personal experiance. Its going to depend on the patient, the dr and the recovery.
    Its not going to be immidiate by no means.
    I am 8 months post op and can lift up to 40lbs.
    For that much weight (100)I would say the dr would want you fully fused. (If this is what your having done)
    Disucuss this with your Dr. As all patients react differntly to this surgery.
    Just because you have rods and screws, yes you may loose some mobility in that area as I have (leaning backwards) I have no issues doing other things.
    Alot of ppl that are fully recovered are back to the gym and back to their normal life again. This does not go for everyone. Again depends on how things turn out. It can take up to year or more to fully recover.
    Its a long recovery process..
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