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stretches for scar tissue

lincanllincan Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Exercise and Rehab
I've heard that stretching exercises are good for scar tissue just wondered what type of exercises that would include - I do stretches on the exercise ball but was wondering if there was something better to do. After fusion in 2005 and laminectomy in 2008 (which he told me was scar tissue) I'm still having some problems.

Spondylolisthesis - IV Disc Excision - Posterol Lumbar Fusion
L5-S1 - Microdisk @ L3-4
Lumbar Laminectomy - Microdisketomy - L3-4 -- L4-5


  • Hi, I think it's best (since I've seen you had surgery) for you to ask your surgeon or Primary Care/general doctor to recommend PT.

    The PT folks specialize in lower lumbar spine recovery. They will teach you how to rebuild your core muscles without causing damage. This will include stretches for your hamstring, back, etc.

    I would hate to recommend something. The PT person will do an assessment to determine what's best for your situation.
  • Did you say that your dr did a laminectomy in 2008 to remove scar tissue?
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