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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Exercise and Rehab
I had a two level fusion on my L4 L5 and S1 Best thing i have ever done after 3 years of chronic pain. my surgery took place december 7th. Recovery is slow but i feel fantastic. My doctor told me No stairs. I feel trapped in my house and I want to walk but have to use stairs to get in and out my house. I have read different things on this site but I don't understand how using the stairs can affect my recovery. Any thoughts? I could really use some advice....


  • first of all welcome to this forum. so happy you finally got relief. i too have lumbar problems and i can tell you from experience that nothing gives me more pain in my back and legs like stairs. i am not a dr but there has to be something about climbing that puts extra stress on the spine. the L5/S1 area is very vulnerable to stress as it is right where lots of tendons and muscles connect the hips to the spine. please dont take chances. best you follow the dr's orders. you dont want this fusion to fail.
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