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Too much motion

Hi everyone. I have had 2 spinal fusions (occiput.-C2). I have lived with chronic pain now for 1 1/2 years. However when I went to PT they measure my range of motion and I had more motion than the average person w/o a spinal fusion and also way too much motion when doing the lateral bend (ear to shoulder). When my surgeon talks about it and my PT they sound concerned but they also have told me they don't want to worry me and stress me out. I won't recieve any imaging til October. Has anyone else had this and what did they end up doing? I'm trying to be prepared for the worst if that ends up happening and want to find out as much info an personal stories as possible.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    of too much range of motion.

    Most Physical therapists use tools to identify the range. For many spinal patients, achieving 70-85% is a goal. In fact many totally healthy people dont even have a 100% range.

    Curious , what percentage are they telling you that you have and and what specific areas? More than the ear to shoulder?
    How about side to side or up/down?
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I have about 105% in the side to side motion and 110% in the up down. They were using the tool on me and I believe they were using numbers of the farthest they have seen people go and I bypassed that number by quite a bit. My surgeon and PT are somewhat worried about it.
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