Is Swimming Safe For A Fractured Spine?
Good evening, I want to ask I am 15 years old and I have a tb bone and I have been taking tb medicine for 2 weeks, because the tb of my spine is fractured, what I want to ask is whether swimming is safe for my fractured bones? Ps: the doctor did not order me to operate because my bones don’t festering and my legs don’t hurt either and still can walk. Thanks before.
Hello Alika, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Swimming is a sport that is allowed to be done on people with cracks in their spine due to this sport, not too much weight is placed on the spine so that the injury that can be caused is quite small. In addition, the condition of your bones that the doctor says is still quite good and the absence of spinal cord injury, allows you to do these activities.
Although data shows that this exercise is possible for you to do, it is recommended that you re-ascertain your doctor whether your current condition (especially after the therapy is running), allows you to do these activities. If the doctor says you should not swim, then follow your doctor's advice because your doctor is more understanding about your current condition.
At this time, you should not do any exercise first, especially those that put heavy strain on the spine (such as jumping, lifting weights, aerobic exercise) until there is a clear recommendation from your doctor about which sports are allowed for your condition.
In addition, it is also advisable to continue to undergo treatment of your TB medicines in accordance with the specified time so that the condition of your bone infection can heal properly and not be as severe.
I hope this helps.