Does anyone know if you can play a harp after a severe herniated disc post surgery? Can you play after a discectomy?
My harp playing posture rests the harp entirely on my knees, and not the shoulder, so if you can sit up straight and hold your arms out I assume you can play the harp.
If you get that balance point, the harp and your body should just meet each other and there is no weight to deal with.
Hi Kathy. I had a discectomy years before I started studying the harp, but I just wanted to tell you that I had a full recovery and have never had trouble with my lower back relating to harp playing. You should be fine.
I’ve had a discectomy (L3) and also now a double fusion…L3-L4 and L4-5.
I have had to make some adjustments to playing.
Thank you. I answered but I think I erased it. The chair makes perfect sense . I actually thought about taking my harp to PT to work on body mechanics.
Thanks for the advise. It really helps.
You should take the harp to PT, or to an Alexander person.