I am 1 year, 1 month post from my 3 level spinal fusion. I no longer go to PT, as I felt she had taught me all excersises and I do them everyday, (not to mention the drive down the mountain and the cost started being a pain!). I have also retrieved a few new excersises from this web-site for someone at my stage of recovery that are wonderful! BUT, there is one thing that I really miss that she use to do to me at the end of our sessions. It was the deep massage from the heated Ultrasound thing. It was absolute HEAVEN(I also received my "Tens Unit" that I still wear when I have a lot to do, shopping etc. down in the city)
My question is: I found that you can purchase one of the Ultrasound portable massagers on-line!! I've already researched that I should stay at 1MZ as for size, as it penetrates about 2". But the price is affordable. I do know how she did it, going around in circles, not leaving it in one place, and only using it for about 10 minutes. These portable ones come with instructions, and I would follow completely.
Now would this be safe to use with someone like me around my 6" titanium rods and 6 screws? Just keep it moving right? I just really think this would help me alot on these CRAZY "barometer up, barometer down" weeks here in Colorado. I want to hear from you-all before I purchase one.