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How do I know I am doing enough

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Exercise and Rehab
I had my C5 - S1 disc removed 2 weeks ago and a fusion. I walk abit each day but have no idea how much I should be doing and when I am ready to step it up abit.

Could someone please let me know a basic programme that will help my recovery without over doing it.

Thank in advance


  • hiya,
    The best thing to do is just ask your doctor the do"s and dont"s. In the mean time just pace your self , you might find that you will find your own limits.Good luck with your recovery.

    angie x
  • I was on so many drugs when it was explained to me I can't remember I)

    I won't see my Dr for another 5-6 weeks
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  • should be able to fax or e-mail you some do's and dont's if they have a list.
  • this tomorrow. Thanks guys
  • be your guide. If you are in pain have a rest, If you can do a bit more then do so but increase in small incriments.
    I know when I started walking I sometimes would get a bit far from home and need to stop.
    Since then I now go to a park where I can do laps which is easier as the track has a flat and even surface and we have several parks like this near me.
    I am up in Sydney!

    But of course it is best to chack with the Dr.

    Gosh how are you coping with a fusion and 4 kids etc! :''(
    Blessings Sara O:)
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  • The kids are being great but they have missed out because of my back issues. My Dr actually said use common sense and I didn't find it very useful.

    I think you are right I should just listen to my nody.

    Thanks for the advice
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