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How much weight and how long before you could carry it ??

VerminatorVVerminator Posts: 24
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi all, cant wait to see the NS tomorrow. I have a question regarding post surgery working.
I am sure it us different with each case, but how much weight do they allow you to carry or hold..and how long was it before you could do that??
I am thinking ahead about being able to do my job in the future.



  • Before I was injured - I could lift 375 fronts and side of beef, Jerk them off a meat hook and toss them into a truck like I was tossing a Kleenex box.

    I packed 120,000 lbs of weight in a 10 hour shift. I touched every lb and moved and placed all of it.

    I picked up a 10 lb box of sausage, on a Saturday afternoon and from that point on, was never able to lift anything again, without re-injury.

    That was more than 2 decades ago, and there is not a day goes by, that I dont wonder what would have happened, if I had not worked that Sat.

    It is up to you to learn what your body can do, and what are the triggers that hurt you and what are the things that heal you.

    I hope your NS has answers that help you in your journey. C45
  • Right after they told me not to lift more than 10 lbs for the first 8 weeks. At 4 months I was completely fused and my NS told me I had no restrictions for activity. I'm 47 yrs, a female, and I lifted 40 lb bags of salt for my water softener. Not only picked-up but lifted above my head to put it in the container.
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