I am 11 weeks post op PLIF. Was very severely compromised before surgery and walked like an old lady (even at 57 I'm not THAT old, lol). I really could barely walk. Now I walk 1 to 2 miles a day but I find myself having to constantly make myself stand up straight. Remember the old "book on the head" exercise? That's what I try to visualize while walking.
My doc doesn't believe in sending his post op patients to pt. I did have pt before surgery (made me worse). Can anybody recommend particular exercises for core that work for them? I'm thinking my abdomen and back muscles are the culprit and I'm been trying to strengthen them with my exercise ball. I have the exercises I found on the website but I thought (hoped) some of you might have specific exercises that you like????? Or suggestions.