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Old 02-11-19, 06:33 PM
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Having back surgery soon

Hi there! I'm a 6'4" 265lb Clyde that is having a Discectomy in March and told by the doctor nothing but walking and torso twist exercises for two months after. I'm a fairly active 42 year old father of two young daughters, 3 and 7. Anyone here have back surgery and can give me any advice on how to get back on my road bike after. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-11-19, 06:53 PM
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I've had 3 back surgeries. Don't pick up anything heavier than a jug of milk for 6-8 weeks. The care you take post surgery will make a huge difference in it's success. I advise you to take it seriously. My 3rd back surgery almost ruined me.
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It's going to be hard when my baby girl says pick me up daddy. I realize that I can't for 2 months though. Thank you for the advice. How long should I wait before getting back in the saddle? Also should I get a bike fit before I start back riding?
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I had a spinal fusion in 2014 and it was six months before my surgeon and physycal therapist agreed to clear me to go back to work. Riding a bike was allowed after a few months but the surgeon said full upright bike only until fully cleared. Everybody's experience will be different. Listen to your doctor and physical therapist.
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Thank you. I will definitely follow the doctor's orders. I've been out of work since January 10th and I'm going crazy being sedentary. Projected date for return to a somewhat normal life is May 15th. Ugh!!!
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Discectomy and fusion here. Donít worry you will know when you are physically able to ride.
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wow, good luck & best wishes!
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