Post fracture/fusion problems
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum.
In may 2008, age 18, I suffered a bad fall and fractured verterbrae L2/L3 and L4/L5. I underwent a spinal fusion on L4/L5. For a while post surgery, I had very bad pains, and the fixtures from the fusion were removed. The doctor commented that my bones healed quite well. This helped with the pain.
Now, nearly 3 years after the accident, my posture is still problematic. Regretful to say, I spend long hours at a computer and tend to crouch my lower back. Consequently I have weak hamstrings and glut muscles.
Looking in a mirror, my lower back around L3 sort of curves outwards, instead of a relatively smooth lumbar region.
I'm not sure if it's dangerous, but I lie on a flat hard surface and with slight discomfort, sort of 'click' my spine. This reduces the curvature somewhat. In general, I don't experience severe pain, but there is slight discomfort after straightening my spine, and after walking great distances.
Please could you advise me on exercises or therapy that would help straighten my posture.