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Bikram yoga after two lumbar spinal fusion???

kaylafowlerkkaylafowler Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:03 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had a multi-level spinal fusion in November 2010, then a revision to extend the fusion in November 2011. I am looking for something to do so that I don't feel so stiff. I do walk every day, but am looking for something else. My mom does Bikram yoga every day and I am considering going with her. She said I would talk to the instructor before class so that they know my limitations (I'm not suppose to bend at the waist, but was wondering if anyone has done this after surgery.


  • I think you should talk to your doctor instead of the instructor.
  • Didn't your mom tell you what they do in yoga? lol. All they do is bend at the waist. See your surgeon and see if limitations can be lifted. I'm told at about 1-2 years you can do what you wanna do. I have herniations with no solutions. Doc told me same thing, no bending. I do it all the time. Condition is not different. Thoracic problems are the worst.
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