Re: Return to normal activity after C6-C7 fusion?
I had a C3-4 operation when I was 45, and the surgeon seemed to have no concern about my going back to a high activity level, and in much less than eight months. His opinion was that, while the bone fusion took some time, the titanium clamp would still hold everything together.
However.... your daughter's case seems to be quite different. First, she actually broke the C7. Second, and more important, she's had very little activity in seven months. Is that because the doc didn't want her to do anything, because YOU didn't want her to, or because she wasn't able to? If the doc was saying, up until now, let's take it easy, and now he's giving you the green light, it seems pretty reasonable to me.
That's the opinion of a slightly educated and somewhat experienced amateur, which I hope you will keep in mind...
in edit.... I just thought of Peyton Manning. If a 35-year-old football quarterback can go back to practicing maybe 5 months after a fusion, and go back to playing maybe 10 months after the fusion, the 8 months for soccer doesn't seem bad at all.
Last edited by WebDozer; 03-23-2012 at 11:16 AM.