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Maybe a dumb question, But I was wondering?

slowpoke60sslowpoke60 Posts: 139
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi, I will be having neck surgery next Thursday, 3-12, and was wondering, How did any of you shave your leggs afterwards? I can not use any products that you put on your leggs in the place of shaving.



  • I am 17 days postop ACDF C4-C7 and did not shave my legs for almost 10 days following surgery. Thought I would need a "weed whacker", but it wasn't so bad.
    The precaution about bending forward and no twisting should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. I believe long pants were invented just for occasions such as this!
    I was more grateful to be free of pain for the first time in months -- hairy legs just didn't bother me.
    Hope your surgery goes well and that you achieve pain free status as well.

  • Thanks, That is just about what I thought also. Hope you are doing really good.

    I will post when I can after I return home.

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  • }:) I can't remember how long it took after my 2 fusions to get to shaving my legs. It was nice to finally get to do it but it wasn't a big deal because I knew I could not get into that position. It is still a challenge and I am sure I miss places but having no back pain is worth it!!


    Spinal stenosis, spondolysis, spondolythesis, L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion with bone graft from hip, PT, accupuncture, prolotherapy, many cortisone injections, 4 rhizotomies.
    L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.
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