Re: Things you CAN do with a fused spine
I went snorkelling at 6 months and at about 8-9 months I started back kayaking. No problems. Swimming on my front I find awkward but swimming on my back is the same as pre-op.
Fast walking, gardening, no problem. Have been told no running or lifting heavy loads that might put stress on the vertebra above my fusion.
Posterior surgery March 3, 2009 aged 57. T4-Pelvis. Dr. Geoffrey Askin, Brisbane, Australia.
68 degree curve now 22.
Now pain-free and unrestricted.