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zumba

meme1166mmeme1166 Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:46 AM in Exercise and Rehab
Has anyone heard of this new exercise Zumba? I am 3 months out from lower lumbar fusion. I am back to work now, on 2nd week and 4th week of pt. Was wondering if anyone has tried this exercising?
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  • I would highly suggest googling before trying. That routine might be a bit much for a new fusion! Good luck and happy exercising :)
  • I would highly recommend contacting your surgeon about this before giving it a try.

    "C"

  • I just googled it because I hadn't heard of it before. Ouch! It looks too much for me. I did dance at a wedding on Saturday, which felt great, but I couldn't have done the zumba.

    It looks great fun though! :D
    Maybe one day.
  • I need to lose some weight to get in better shape. I am only 43 years old and have to go along time with this hardware. My father has an appt with neurosurgeon about HIS back and I may get him to ask for me since I have no more followup appts with my surgeon. I'll let you know what they say. I was thinking it might be a little soon with all the twisting.
  • Like Jellyhall, I've never heard of this, so I Googled it - Ouch! I haven't had surgery on my back yet, but I think if I did a few of those moves, (lol!) it would be right around the corner!

    Seriously though...That looks pretty aggressive for a person suffering with spine damage, issues or surgery. Granted everyone is different. Like was said, I wouldn't even try that without a doctor (hopefully your surgeon - you can still call him right?) giving the green light? Good luck with it, just be careful?

    Brenda
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I would be very leery of that or any exercise like it. It looks like a fun dance exercise that I'm sure a lot of women will like.

    At 3 months post op I was done all the basic PT with the pool and walking. Moved on to specific Pilates exercises with a PT coach. Starting to rebuild core strength. All approved by my surgeon. Not until I was 6 months out and he was happy with the xray at that time. Then he said I could move on to doing normal things. Weights and extension being the big no-no for me. Beyond that go back to our life and what you like to do.

    You really want your surgeon to give you input. He/She is the one who better know what your body and specific situation can take.

    At 9 months I can do anything I want beyond lifting heavy weights from the floor up. I'm doing Power 90 and have been for about 1 month. It's tough, but doable, if you are careful about some of the exercises that stress the lower back a lot. You can look up Power 90 and see videos on it. Definitely not easy. So you can get there. 1 step at a time.

    Good luck.
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