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Abedy

Sep 20, 2010, 10:20 AM
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I had minimum invasive surgery (L5S1) in 2005 and returned to skydiving about half a year later and have done about 1000 jumps since, many of which were tandem videography and thus, quite demanding for my spine. I've also done quite a number of tandem jumps since and haven't had and problems except from not-too-bad sacroiliac pain now and then which can be relieved by stretching etc.
I have been doing back and abdomen exercises every morning for about 10-15 mins which I consider - along with working out in the gym and Xcountry skiing in winter - as the "secret". And, I lift weights etc of course according to the safety rules I was taught.
I met fellows who complain about lumbar pain after surgery but they do not really do anything for their back/abdomen nor do they live active lifestyles, so it's rather "DO ANY sports, even skydiving" but "Sit on the sofa" Smile


ridestrong  (C 38471)

Sep 20, 2010, 11:12 AM
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I have been doing back and abdomen exercises every morning for about 10-15 mins

Yep, a good core strengthening program is ultimately the best thing someone can do for prolonging additional low back problems.


ryan_d_sucks  (B License)

Sep 21, 2010, 6:35 AM
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I mix bags of levophed from the code cart.... I am a pharmacist?


... Just sayin'.


ridestrong  (C 38471)

Sep 21, 2010, 10:24 PM
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I mix bags of levophed from the code cart.... I am a pharmacist?

No.... your somebody who is getting me some norepinephrine, while I run a code.





http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surgeon


ryan_d_sucks  (B License)

Sep 22, 2010, 7:14 AM
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Semantics aside.... Get real man.

When you say "I am a spine surgeon," by title you imply something much more than assisting with surgery, if in fact you are a first assist in the OR. I'm not debating that you are or aren't qualified to give these people insight into back surgery, but you did mislead them. In fact, I would venture to say that you ARE competent to give insight on such procedures, if you work with orthopedic surgeons and/or neurosurgeons. But again, to say "I am a spine surgeon" is misleading at best. You would not introduce yourself that way in the hospital, and you know it.

No disrespect meant, but seriously...

Ryan Daniels RN BSN CCRN

PS- And to say you'd be running the code... Huh? Did the actual surgeon happen to step out for a smoke during the case? "Run" the code just like you "run" the OR? Hah! I'm no Doc worshiper, I just think you ought to be honest when you introduce yourself as a medical professional, whether online or in person.


ridestrong  (C 38471)

Sep 22, 2010, 9:55 AM
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Semantics aside.... Get real man.


I'm not trying to fool anyone, just trying to provide some hopefully helpful info. I stand by everything I posted. If anyone feels cheated or mislead, I apologize.


mmatcek

Oct 26, 2010, 1:00 PM
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I didn't start jumping until after I had surgery on my L4-L5..the doctor released me to start skydiving after 6months post-op. recovery. Bungee jumping and running are no longer allowed, but he cleared skydiving..


PiLFy  (A License)

Oct 26, 2010, 2:51 PM
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I didn't start jumping until after I had surgery on my L4-L5..the doctor released me to start skydiving after 6months post-op. recovery. Bungee jumping and running are no longer allowed, but he cleared skydiving..

Hi,
I'm curious. I can understand the jogging restriction. Did your MD say why no bungee jumping? Why are negative Gs a bad thing for that?


RedDucati

Oct 28, 2010, 2:00 AM
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A friend of mine had neck surgery a few years ago for a herniated disk. The anesthia (lumbar puncture) made him paralysed for 24 hours and he said it was the most scary thing he has ever experienced.

Tyler


RedDucati

Oct 30, 2010, 11:51 PM
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Talk to several doctors. Internet advice is kind of like internet porn. (Not realistic or reliable.) Call your doctor and check his references with other doctors. Use the local membership for doctors like AMA or whatever. Find out where he graduated from and verify. My advice and other posts on an anonymous forum is meaningless. Do your own research, check references. It is your body and your spine is not something so mess around with even if it means more money.d Spine surgery is more important than any other investment you will EVER make. Spend the money, don't pinch pennies, and get well and be safe.

Tyler


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