I am having a L5 and S1 fusion. I practice Intermediate to Advanced Yoga as well as Pilates Matt and Reformer work. Light cardio (Intervals/walking/jogging). I haven't been able to do much expect the Yoga and Pilates for the last 2 months because of pain, pretty severe. Its been going on for a long time as well as my neck, C4&5 and C5&6 also need fused but I am waiting as long as possible for that one.
My concern is that I will not be able to do my yoga and pilates at the level I do know once my back is done. Can anyone tell me if they practice these types of disciplines after having this type of fusion? Will this fusion lead to more because of stress on the ones above them?
I have had the physical therapy, epideral floods, chiropratice care, etc. for the last 2 years and no better actually worse. I think the surgery is nescessary to relieve the pain but I'm worried.