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Is the limited sitting to avoid pain or to aid the fusion

beaverbbeaver Posts: 189
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hubby is wondering if he should be trying to sit longer or will sitting do damage. I think he is cheating on the twenty minute per hour limit but it does not seem to be causing pain.


  • Did the surgeon give your husband any guidance on when he could start trying to sit for longer periods of time? My surgeon always tells me when I can start sitting for a greater length of time. I figure since he did all the hard work fixing things, the least I could do was follow his instructions.

    Have you tried contacting the surgeon's office to see if you can get some guidance on this?

  • Hi Beaver

    As "C" has said, check with your husband's surgeon.

    I wasn't given any instructions about sitting restrictions, but if I sit for too long, I start to really ache and get pain, and I'm 9.5 months out.

    Just guessing, I would think sitting for too long would cause inflammation and if one ignored it, maybe it could affect the fusion over a period of time.


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