This is probably one of the most frequent questions that I hear about.
It may not always come from folks that have or are scheduled for their first spinal surgery. But those of us that have been through it, perhaps more than once, need to pay closer attention to what we do and what we do not.
I only wished that I would have listened more to my surgeon back in 1978. If I did all the right things, would I have had to go through those additional 6 spinal surgeries?
But I know I can not change the past, but what I hope I can do is identify things that all of us can do to avoid follow up problems.
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Keep your weight in the range that is healthy for you
- Exercise to help your stamina, but not to overdo anything
- Listen to all the restrictions and limitations your doctor gave you.
- Use some good old common sense
By doing all the above, have we guaranteed that we will not have follow on problems? I wish I could say Yes, but
realistically I can not.
But I can say with all honesty is doing the above will help improve your odds of NOT having additional problems
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences