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    Anterior/Posterior Fusion - Thursday

    I have a herniated disk and degenerative spine/vertibrae in L5 S1.
    I have been through everything else.

    If this goes right I should be able to go back to the gym by January.
    Back on the mat getting submitted by spring.

    Has anyone else had this surgery or know someone that has recently?

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    RULE #1 == DO NOT **** AROUND WITH THIS.

    I had back surgery but not exactly the same as you. I needed a bigger sciatic nerve channel in my pelvis. It sucked, but now that I'm fully healed there's no problems. I can lift, grapple, whatever.

    I'd say listen to the doc, see the phisio, and even if you have to shell out $$$ see a sports medicine specialist. Example - my doc said no lifting, the phiscal therapist said it should be ok, the sports med doc said I'd be fine, told me why, and told me what to watch out for. I wish to **** he was in-plan, but it was worth the cost.

    also - yoga really helped me with regaining flexability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poet
    I have a herniated disk and degenerative spine/vertibrae in L5 S1.
    I have been through everything else.

    If this goes right I should be able to go back to the gym by January.
    Back on the mat getting submitted by spring.

    Has anyone else had this surgery or know someone that has recently?
    Oh ****, this was the "worst case scanario" for me when I tore my L5.

    I didn't get it, but went with holistic methods instead. Are you experiencing nerve pain in your legs that give you less than 100 percent use of them?

    I feel for you bro. :(

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    My brother is a medical salesman and sells the various kits out there for performing this.

    http://www.synthes.com/html/Spine.4315.0.html

    any idea which one they will be using

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    Quote Originally Posted by hl1978

    any idea which one they will be using
    This one?

    "Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."

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    you should get one of them titanium spines i saw on csi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hl1978
    My brother is a medical salesman and sells the various kits out there for performing this.

    http://www.synthes.com/html/Spine.4315.0.html

    any idea which one they will be using
    Not sure. I will ask.
    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    Oh ****, this was the "worst case scanario" for me when I tore my L5.

    I didn't get it, but went with holistic methods instead. Are you experiencing nerve pain in your legs that give you less than 100 percent use of them?

    I feel for you bro. :(
    Yeah I read that thread.
    How are things going for you now?

    I have been through everything for about 7 months now and just want it fixed.
    Nothing else is working.

    I did 10 minutes on the treadmill walking and was laid up for 3 days.


    Hitman, if that would work I would use it myself :D

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    Sorry for resurrecting my own thread.

    I was wanting any insight from someone who has had Fusion surgery on lower back and exercises they liked and/or had problems with.
    Things so far are going good but slow... I am very impatient.



    I just started lifting again, lightly, also trying to increase my cardio.
    It has been 11 months since serious gym work.
    I have gained 30Lbs.
    I am still waiting till Spring or Summer to start rolling again, depending on progress.
    looking for new place too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauli
    you should get one of them titanium spines i saw on csi.
    More like admantium snikt bub.

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    back surgery

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    Hi there

    I'm looking at similar surgery/fusion so I'm interested to hear how you get on. I hope it all goes well for you. You write that you hope to get back to training post-op. I've been told that I can forget about practising karate after I have my surgery as I could undo any good that results from the op. I'd be keen to hear from others who have undergone this procedure and whether or not they have been able to train.
    Either way, I wish you all the best for your operation and sincerely hope that you do indeed get back to training. Please keep me posted.

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