6 weeks out from T3through T7 fusion.

///6 weeks out from T3through T7 fusion.
6 weeks out from T3through T7 fusion.
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  • flierhi
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    I am weaning off a mid body neck brace and wondering about lifting within reason. If I use the proper lifting procedures can I lift a little heavier items like 10 to 20 pounds? also light floor mopping and sweeping. again 6 weeks out from t3 through t7 fusion

    Thank you

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I can’t speak for your surgeon’s protocol regarding recovery and the thoracic fusion. I can only tell you what my protocol is so make sure you speak with your surgeon as his protocol may be very different than mine. I would not let you load this fusion until 3 months. In my opinion, this area (T3-7) is very difficult to brace and activities like mopping and lifting greater than 10 pounds would put an undue burden on the fusion.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
    If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!

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