I cannot tell you how long it will be to pick up your baby boy as this depends upon the surgeon’s technique and particular requirements for rehab. I would say that in my practice, you could hold him while you were sitting on the couch immediately but could not pick him up for about 5-6 weeks.
Genetics tends to be the culprit. The tensile strength of the collagen is the factor at play.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.