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    Since I wrote this, I talked to the trainer about...

    Since I wrote this, I talked to the trainer about my slumped shoulders. After so many years of being rounded, the muscles stay that way, even though the spine is straight. He has given me a stretch...
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    Recovery - strength and flexibility

    Hello all,
    I wanted to share my recent experience in recovery. My surgery was May 2016.
    While I am fully recovered by the surgeon's standard, I have been frustrated with not having the strength I...
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    Rods Conduct Heat?

    I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this. I recently went back to physical therapy because my leg and back muscles still need some work. At the end of a session, the therapist put heating pads on...
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    I am fused T4 to sacrum and my experience has...

    I am fused T4 to sacrum and my experience has been better than I expected. I have some balance issues, but nothing that I cannot manage. I can bend over to some extent and my range is still...
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    Hss

    Lisa,
    My surgery was done by Frank Schwab at HSS. My insurance was out of network and they navigated the insurance maze for me. His staff was easy to reach and very responsive to questions. They...
  6. Post One-Year Recovery Issues - Scam Artist?

    Hi All,
    I am just over one year out (T4-sacrum) and feel like I have plateaued in my recovery. I have been through PT, but in retrospect I think the group exaggerated their experience with spinal...
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    Recliner

    I am fused T4 to sacrum - May 2016. It was quite a while before I could sit on a regular couch or soft chair comfortably. I purchased a firm recliner and it was the best purchase I made. I did shop...
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    I had spinal fusion with Dr. Schwab in May 2016...

    I had spinal fusion with Dr. Schwab in May 2016 -T4 to sacrum. I was 61 at the time. While the recovery was more difficult than I expected, it was absolutely worth it. I also needed a plastic surgeon...
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