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Q. I'm scheduled for a spine fusion of my low back. Will I be able to get up and walk without difficulty after I have surgery?
A. After spine fusion surgery, some people need to use a walking aid such as a walker or cane for a short time. When you start walking, do a little at a time and be careful to avoid injury and complications. Try not to over-do it the first few times you get up and walk. Build up gradually to avoid a flare-up of symptoms.