I am scheduled to have an laminectomy, fused with hardware at L5/S1 in two months and am curious about when I can get back to my regular physical activity, which is already very limited. I have read a lot of people who say to stick to just walking for a while, which I can do. But I love yoga, and am worried that my range of motion will be too limited with the fusion. Has anyone had this procedure and been able to get back to yoga/pilates? If so, when, and with what restrictions?
p.s. I am 33 years old, and have been very active my entire life, until about two years ago when my back became a major problem. Other than this, I have no health problems. I am hoping this will help with the recovery.