Dr. Raiszadeh explains when a woman can return to normal activity following cervical reconstruction surgery.
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After cervical reconstruction for a fusion, it takes time for that fusion to become solid. So in that time period we don’t want to do any heavy lifting or bending or twisting. So for 6 to 12 weeks we limit that activity, but otherwise as far as being able to do normal activities around the house–walking, even light jogging, walking up and downstairs, lifting--regular daily activities is not a problem. With cervical disc replacements we oftentimes get patients moving a lot quicker because now we don’t have to worry about the fusion taking. You already have a motion-sparing device in there, so it’s easy to start doing regular activities a lot sooner.