So Ive been through the gambit of surgeries and treatments through the years. This past Sept. I had a two level L4-S1 AlLIF and since have faired well. Im getting past the 6 month mark and the bone is fusing well.
I know it is not a very common thing to inquire about others if they've lifted weights again after a fusion but this is/was pretty much a major part of my life. Most are just happy being able to function and honestly I'm still coping.
So if there are any out there that have had success going back to the gym and lifting SAFELY, id like to know your story. Even from what anybody's PT has said about this topic. Thanks to all for reading!!!!!!!!!
Weight room accident at 18. Had compression fracture and was paralyzed for month until ruptured spinal column healed. At 37 did all the epidurals/blocks. At 38 had two level open lami and Discectomy. At 39 (Sept 2012) had two level ALIF L4-S1 fusion.