I'm about two and a half months post ACDF C5/6. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar procedure that has tried to return to playing golf or jogging anywhere from three months after surgery and on. I know what my doctor has recommended to me, however, I see there are many different doctor opinions on when someone can be "without restriction" after surgery.
I was never in any pain after surgury and I do know what my limits are, I just was wondering what other people's experiences are. My doc seems to be a bit conservative. I was under a 5 lb restriction for the first three weeks, however, I was constantly lifting my 17 lb daughter (out of necessity). I am still under a 20 lb restriction now (almost three months post op) but I pick up my three year old all the time (38 lbs). My xrays are fine too.
So what have been y'alls experience?