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Taking hits in back post surgery

Barb02BBarb02 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Can't remember to ask my neurosurgeon this question when I'm in his office. I had a laminectomy on L4-L5 6 weeks ago. My elderly mother has already hit me directly in the incision with a sharp edged doorknob on the bathroom door when she opened it fast without knocking (no visible damage & it has healed well). I had to sit down to keep from passing out tho. Now I have a fear of being hit in the back such as by a shopping cart when in a store, etc. Just wondering if these types of accidents will do any damage to the postop internal section of the spine or is it protected well enough with muscle. thanks!


  • I asked my neurosurgeon that same question. He said that it would take someone hitting me with a baseball bat with nails sticking out of it to penetrate the muscle. He said that I am at no greater risk of injury than someone who hasn't had surgery at all.

  • Thanks for the reply. Comforting to know!
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