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Old 02-10-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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Brace after laminectomy/diskectomy?

Do you have to wear a brace after having a laminectomy/diskectomy? I am having the surgery in 3 weeks on my L4-5. Thanks

 
Old 02-11-2005, 08:56 AM   #2
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Re: Brace after laminectomy/diskectomy?

[QUOTE=NewLeaf]Do you have to wear a brace after having a laminectomy/diskectomy? I am having the surgery in 3 weeks on my L4-5. Thanks[/QUOTE]

Hi.... I had a Laminectomy/Discectomy back in June 2004... on L5-S1... and I did not have to wear a brace after surgery....My Neurologist said he finds it does more harm then good, and there is really no need for one with a surgery as simple or as simple as a Lami/Discecto is supposed to be..... I went in the hospital at 6:30 am... had surgery around 7:30 am..... stayed the rest of that day and night... went home about noon or so the next day..... went back to my Neurologist in 10 days to have stitches removed....The day I went home he told me I could take a shower....no baths for the first 2 weeks... I did not have any aid devices..... raised toilet seat... shower chair.... grabber.... etc......just had to be careful of no excessive bending or twisting... and my weight limit I could lift as my doctor put it was what a 12 pack of sodas would weigh...

Good Luck to you... Hope your surgery is successful.... Keep us updated....

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Old 02-11-2005, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: Brace after laminectomy/diskectomy?

I didn't have one after my lami/disc. I didn't have one after my fusion either.
Thank GOODNESS

 
Old 02-11-2005, 03:15 PM   #4
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Re: Brace after laminectomy/diskectomy?

I didn't have a brace after my discectomy either- I don't think there's a need for one because the surgeon isn't messing with the stability of your spine. Good luck with your surgery!

Jessie

 
Old 02-11-2005, 03:21 PM   #5
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Re: Brace after laminectomy/diskectomy?

I didn't have a brace either. After 6 weeks I had to go back to physical therpy, and then aquatic therapy. Good Luck

 
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