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ACDF C6-C7 after car crash due to drunk driver

AmyGloreAAmyGlore Posts: 1
edited 10/05/2013 - 9:24 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Hi everyone,

I am 6-week post operation, I had a C6-C7 fusion with a titanium plate and 4 screws. I am wearing a hard collar and taking ibuprofen and thiocolchicoside for pain and muscle relaxation (once a day). Besides some tingling in my left hand fingers and a burning-like sensation across my pinky finger and all the way to the elbow, so far I feel good. I am very active person (tennis: 3-4 times/week and running, at least once/week), I was wondering when do you think I could start exercising again? I also had plans to travel alone to Europe in three weeks, do you think it will be wise to reschedule it? On Monday I will get a X-rays and meet with my NS.

I just find this video in YouTube about Precautions and Excercises after spine surgery


I found it very helpful and clear.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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  • Any excercise program should be cleared with your surgeon before undertaking it or you can easily undo all of the outcome from the surgery you just had. As far as your travel plans go, I would make sure to clear those with your surgeon as well. He may have some restrictions in place, such as moving a set amount of time or some such suggestion but once you have surgery, it is best to run excercising and such through your surgeon.
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