Making a List After Surgery

In addition you will need a walker or crutches to use before you are allowed 100% weight bearing. Usually these are provided at the hospital where the physical therapy department will instruct you on their proper use. I’m often asked what activities I’m allowed to do after back pain. Only sky diving and bunging jumping were completely ruled-out, but I was told to avoid recreational, competitive sports such as basketball and to not “overdo” activities such as cycling. Regardless of what the patient is allowed by their doctor, there is no avoiding that hard use accelerates wear. It is often said that the lifetime of an implant should be measured in “miles” rather than years. So as you would with a new set of tires, you might consider some common sense ways to avoid excessive wear on the implant(s). The following are presented as suggestions without being scientifically proven: Avoid…