I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts or recommendations about the use of treadmills for walking after TLIF surgery and how long after anyone has started.
I am only 5 weeks out of surgery and both my surgeon and home physical therapist have said no, so far, to the use of the treadmill. Because of the weather in my area and uneven walking surfaces in my neighborhood, I believe I could be more proactive as far as walking if I could use the treadmill. I'm not cleared to drive yet, of course, and am home alone pretty much most days and hesitant to go walking about alone during the day.
I have a follow-up with my surgeon this Friday and am going to bring the subject up again and get his thoughts now that I'm further along.
Just wondering if anyone else has used a treadmill, slowly at first, to help with their walking.
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.