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Exercise after Stenosis Surgery

ernurseeernurse Posts: 771
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:39 AM in Exercise and Rehab

OK, here I go posting another study link... :)

Seriously, this was interesting to me. This study was about patients who had surgery for spinal stenosis NOT herniated discs and found that two year outcomes for those with a formal PT program vs. no formal PT program were the same. Remember, this was for those ONLY having stenosis surgery and is NOT a substitute for your doctor's advice. I post this just as food for thought and for discussion with your treatment team. Maybe it answers some of the questions on why some docs choose formal PT for patients but not for others, too.


  • Thx for sharing that info. I had stenosis in my neck & had a "posterior" cerv. foraminotomy in C5-6 & C6-7. My surgeon told me that I did not need any PT, although I was in alot of pain. Just to keep active. I did get some PT, but it didn't help with the pain much. So, thanks, now I understand,,, it's just going to be a looooong recovery & I just do whatever I can to make it a comfortable one - going on 8 mos here. Hope you're feeling good today ; ) I guess one's attitude is the most important after all....
    Take care,,, hugs
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