neck herniations and overhead lifting limits

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neck herniations and overhead lifting limits

Postby warmfeather » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:36 pm

What is a reasonable weight limit(lbs) for lifting over head with 3 neck herniations?

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Re: neck herniations and overhead lifting limits

Postby Tom Plamondon PA-C » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:30 am

Overhead lifting limitations with three disc herniations in the neck depends on the level and extent of the herniation. It also depends on the symptoms - pain, numbness, tingling, weakness.
The neurosurgeon should determine the extent of herniation via MRI and can make any specific recommendation.
Sorry I can't be more specific but need more information.

Let us know how it goes.
Tom Plamondon PA-C, PT

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