Post-Spinal Surgery Precautions

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Post-Spinal Surgery Precautions

Lumbar Laminectomy:Also known as decompression surgery, laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. This pressure is most commonly caused by bony overgrowths within the spinal canal, which can occur in people who have arthritis in their spines.Spinal Fusion:Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones of the spine (vertebrae). It is essentially a "welding" process. The basic idea is to fuse together the painful vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone.

1. No bending (forward or sideways)2. No twisting (shoulders, hips & toes should all stay in line with each other)3. No lifting greater than 5 pounds4. No sitting longer than 30 minutes at a time (stand up, walk, or lie down)

Lying Flat on Back: 25lbSidelyng: 75lbStanding: 100lbSitting: 150lbStanding & Bending forward: 210lbSitting & Bending forward: 270lb

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