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Posted : January 5, 2015
Diving after c5 and c6 surgery
I lost the use of my arms and had surgery to remove the disk at c5 and c6 they inserted a spacer and plat and screws this was in September 2015 can I still dive
Posted : January 6, 2015
Thanks for the query.

Clearly there will be practical issues to overcome, but the surgery itself is not an automatic disqualifier. I would suggest getting assessed by a suitably experienced diving doctor.

Regards, Dr O
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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