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What physical activity is allowed after laminectomy?

After each surgery, it is normal to have some contraindications regarding your activity. Your doctor will tell you more about what you should and shouldn’t do after this intervention.

After laminectomy, your body needs time to heal. You should avoid effort or any movements that might impair the intervention’s result.

You are allowed to take slow walks at first and gradually increase their duration and intensity. You may also climb the stairs, but not too frequently especially if it causes discomfort.

You might also need to start a physical therapy program. Do not drive for at least two weeks and resume your job and sexual intercourse only after your doctor says it is ok to do so.

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