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Started by Oldie on 06/09/2017 1:52pm

I have been diagnosed with a grade3 spondylolesthesis at C 3-4 and a thorocolumbar S curve with 70 deg in lumbar and 50 deg in thoracic spine. I've been suffering from back issues my whole life and I'm 68. My spine surgeon proposes a staged surgery and plans to fuseT-3 to the pelvis and after recovery he plans to address the cervical spondylosis anyone who has had a similar situation and had this surgery could respond I would be very grateful. My goal is to remain as active as possible for as long as possible.

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Hi, Oldie--thank you for your questions. We think it's excellent that you want to maintain your activity levels after spine surgery. We believe that following your surgeon's post-op recovery instructions is the best way to do that. Also, we think talking to your surgeon about your desire to stay active is a great idea--perhaps there are some gentle exercises you can safely do that will not only keep you active but also aid your recovery!

We'd also like to share this article with you, as we think it will be of interest ( Surgery for Spondylolisthesis ). We think learning as much as you can about your condition and any treatments is so important, so we hope this article provides you some extra insight into surgery for spondylolisthesis.

We hope your surgery is a success, and we wish you a smooth recovery. Please keep us posted on how you're doing!