Dr. Wang describes when a woman can engage in sexual activity after having cervical spine fusion surgery.
You can probably do that immediately. We give patients a cervical collar. if their bone is of good quality, because we typically use fixation inside the spine into the bones, we typically don’t have to wear that for more than three or four days, if at all. If they wear the collar, it does protect the neck and so they can start having sex very early on, within the first week.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.