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chickenoftheseacchickenofthesea Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Exercise and Rehab

I am wondering if anyone out there is familiar with and/or does Crossfit. I am 14 mos post lumbar fusion and have a neurostimulator implant. I would love to do it but I don't want to hurt myself any more.

Any ideas about Crossfit out there?



  • From what I've seen it can be safe and sane, but you'd need a good coach and a lot of scale down. Overall I wouldn't do it because there are so many olympic lifts, jumps, timed exercises and other challenges for a spiney.

    Is your activity unlimited now? If you decide to try this be sure to get your surgeon's OK first and the good coach ASAP.
  • It is safe and good for your body but the only requirement is that you have to do this under the guidance of an expert
  • hi,
    nice post very informative..
  • Crossfit coaches are specially trained, and more than willing to modify workout based on limitations. Just be upfront. When I joined crossfit prior to my surgery my coach was happy to help me out and just wanted to see me improve my health. You only compete against yourself and it is a warm and friendly atmosphere. I can't wait to go back after my doctor clears me!
    April 2011 C1-C2 Fusion (Brooks wiring)
    January 2012 C1-C2 Revision Fusion (Harms Technique)
    2010 - current: Trigger Point Injections, Epidural Injections, Bilateral C2-C3 Radiofrequency Ablations
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