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Weight Lifting after Surgery

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
edited 02/11/2014 - 5:37 AM in New Member Introductions
I dont think I have ever seen as many new threads by new members indicating that they want to return to weight lifting almost immediately after surgery.


That they did and now they are hurting...

So very strange. Weight lifting is not walking. It is a strenuous exercise even done in moderation. Before you attempt to do anything like that, talk it over with your doctor, tell them exactly what you want to do , and then listen to what they have to say!

I know that many people lead physical active lives before surgery and are eager to return to their previous life style. You always have to remember that you did have spinal surgery, so there needs to be some adjustments and moderation to what you did before. We can all understand this scenario and that it is frustrating. But being cautious now is going to go so far in the future.

And for those that just go back to lifting without care and hurt themselves, I am sorry they are hurting, but I cant really sympathize with them.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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  • LeeLeeMccDeeLLeeLeeMccDee Boston MAPosts: 101
    edited 02/17/2014 - 6:03 PM
    Dilauro I couldn't agree with you anymore than how you phrased it. It's like, now that I've had my surgery, I'm a new person.
    A lot of patients believe and actually are surprised when pain persists, worsens or a new problem developes. It blows my mind that so many people who have lived with severe pain, debilitating pain, can not wait the recommended time for PT, rest and normal physical conditioning after their surgeries to go back...slowly..to pre-pain activity's. They are the first ones to complain that their surgeons did not do the surgery correctly, that they did everything they were told to do and now their pain is back and worse than ever and have no idea why. Uhgggg.
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