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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Exercise and Rehab
I'm interested in finding information re: weight-lifting exercises that wouldn't overstress my back and/or aggravate my injuries/syndromes. Website, periodical, and/or book titles are appreciated.




  • The one thing I would suggest is finding a Physical Therapist who is a spine specialist that can show you exercises that you can do safely. I had been going to one for a couple months at my spine surgeons office and she came up with an exercise program designed especially for me. Weight lifting, exercise ball and bands. I'm done with going to PT now and will keep doing the exercises on my own. I will be joining a gym soon so I can continue the weight lifting also. I have been doing the ball and band exercises at home.

    You won't want just some exercises that someone else is doing. Having a PT work with you and monitor your pain will be very important. Mine would always ask me about my pain and change things depending on how I responded to the exercises I was being trained to do.

  • Thank you Mchell.

    Take care,

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  • :) i see this is only your fourth post and i want to welcome you to the forum! :H i have just begun a strength training program here at home. i am only using a 5 pound weight but it is giving my back fits anyway. i know you are speaking of much larger weights and i wish you the best. good luck and enjoy the forum! Jenny :)
  • Thank you Jenny. It's good to be here (well, you know what I mean). ;)

    Thanks again.

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