Back Pain Information for Kids

Back to School Following Spine Surgery

You will be anxious to get back to school when the time is right. Sometimes it is necessary to return on a part-time basis for the first couple weeks.

Most doctors will restrict you from participating in physical education class and sports activities. Your specific instructions will be given to you.

The type of surgery you had will determine what you can do when you go back to school. Be sure to ask your doctor or nurse what type of sports activities you can do and which activities to avoid.

Kids will be kids -- it's just the way it is. Some will be very supportive of everything that you have been through but there may be one or two who will act silly. Let your friends know all about your surgery and what you will be able to do when you get back to school.

If you will be wearing a brace, let them know that too. Your friends will always stand by you and they are very important at this time in your life.

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Updated on: 02/01/10