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skiing after microdiscetomy

tigerlillyttigerlilly Posts: 26
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Exercise and Rehab
may seem a stupid question, but has anyone tried gentle skiing after microdiscetomy, obviuosly i was a good skier before op, just so woud love to get back with it, but on gentle slopes to start..
ok take care all


  • I am going to ask my dr. about this next week at a follow up appt. I only ski 1-2 time a year (just too busy) but really enjoy it. I am hoping he says yes . . .I suspect, no black diamonds which is fine as I'm just looking for enjoyment of outdoors.

    If not, I'm going to ask about cross country skiing (though I'm not very good at it)
  • You should be able to return to skiing although probably no bumps. You will have to really build up your trunk / core strength. I would also probably wait for at least a year to allow for your disc and nerve to fully heal. This is just me and I am not a doc, just a two-time veteran of the MicroD.

    Get a good PT and let him guide you back. This is the safest way as they should be measuring your strength and flexibility.
  • I ski once a year and have continued to do this since all of my ops, encouraged by the advice of both my GP and spinal surgeons. I have had sum quite major tumbles since my op but sustained no major injuries, although I do as a rule of thumb try to stay sensible! After so long housebound and in my wheelchair I try to live every minute to the max as inevitably I will end up back in my wheelchair at some point!
    Take care and listen to your own body, you always know when you've pushed it too far.
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