I'd appreciate some advice please. I have cervical stenosis and myelopathy and a couple of years ago I had to have surgery - anterior decompression and fusion of C5/6. This was successful in removing symptoms at the time but I was told the next disc down is also bad and will need the same treatment in 2 or 3 years. At the moment I have limited symptoms - primarily bad headaches and a painful neck.
I now have to have surgery on my ankle which is going to result in my not being able to put any weight at all on one foot for about 8 weeks. I have been told I will be on crutches for that period of time. I am worried whether this is sensible given my neck problems. I avoid any heaving lifting or pushing as I can feel the pressure they put on my neck. Will using crutches make things worse?
Thanks for your help.