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Carrying stuff after ACDF surgery

So, I work in a job that requires me to carry a laptop. I am worried about being able to do my job after surgery, even months down the road when I'm not in pain but still need to protect neck. Will I be able to carry my laptop and a fee more pounds of gear? What would be the best way? Messenger bag, backpack or one of those rolling cart type things? Really worried about being able to do my job. Help. All advice appreciated.
C5/6 herniation, type 2 diabetes, generalized anxiety disorder


  • I would talk to your Dr. but my opinion is that you may want to find other options for lugging around your gear. I obviously don't know what caused your pain but having to lug all that stuff probably didn't help. I would be very careful about your future so you don't go through this again.
    Tracie C
  • Did your Dr.give you any guidelines? Mine told me after the surgery (six- level fusion) that I should not lift more than 5 lbs. As far as pulling vs. pushing,,I understand pushing is better, but I don't know about messenger bag and backpack. A good question to ask your Surgeon's office.
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