It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-23-2003, 06:54 AM   #1
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: ohio
Posts: 330
ltedeschi HB User
weight gain and fusion surgery

I had a fusion in oct. and they had to go back in on Friday because the cage was laying on the spinal column creating severe pain. I am beginning to feel better but I have gained 10 pounds due to inactivity and wonderful family and neighbors cooking constantly. Did anyone else have this problem and at what time did you begin to focus on the weigt loss. I am not sure if its too early to begin to put focus on exercise for weight loss yet????
__________________
Good Health to all
Lisa

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-23-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Spring Lake, Mi. USA
Posts: 234
acme HB User
Re: weight gain and fusion surgery

I put on weight after Fusion also! Untill you are allowed to be more active........Just watch what you eat! It takes about 1 yr. to totally fuse.
The more walking you can do will help also......Helps you heal & works off some unwanted:

Calories
__________________
Prowler

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-27-2003, 07:19 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,339
MarianJ HB User
Re: weight gain and fusion surgery

[COLOR=DarkGreen][B][CENTER]Good Morning Ltedeschi,[/CENTER][/B]
[INDENT]I had my fusion on June 30, 2003. About 2 months ago I had noticed that I was putting on some weight and at first I was thinking it was from being less active. That would make perfect sense as the only exercise I can get is walking but I have had a difficult recovery and haven't been able to do as much walking as I would like. I then started to research a medication that I was taking that my pain management doctor had kept increasing during my recovery. I was taking neurontin and I found that some people gain weight with this med. I also found a similar med called Topamax and some people lose weight with this med. So I asked me doctor and she changed me medication's. I have know lost what I gained and then some. But this was only my situation. I agree with what Acme had said about the walking if you are able to do so. As walking is the most important part of recovery and it is basically the only exercise you can get to burn off the calories at this point of your recovery. I wish you the very best.[/INDENT]
[B][CENTER]Jeanne[/CENTER][/B][/COLOR]

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Weight Loss After Lumbar Fusion? superstressed Back Problems 6 12-11-2009 03:28 PM
Gaining weight with a back injury- help! marshrose Back Problems 6 03-22-2009 08:33 AM
Weight Gain after Gallbladder Surgery? Post-It Gallbladder 4 10-01-2007 12:59 PM
Help Too Much Weight Gain!!! kkmom Back Problems 13 04-13-2007 09:07 AM
weight loss after surgery painfulback Back Problems 21 03-13-2007 05:48 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:05 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!