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Exercise after fusion

What exercises have you been doing after 8 wks after surgery?


  • I'd discuss any exercising with your surgeon. I am 3 months out and limited to walking or riding a recumbent bike.
    10/28/13 - ALIF, PSF, decompression at L4/L5 and L5/S1
  • If cleared by your doctor, walk. Its the best exercise and it promotes fusion. It saved my life.

    Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,877

    As long as you have level even areas to walk on. When there are big slopes and un-even terrain, you need to discuss that with your doctor.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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