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Wanting to exercise using weight machines

laughnsmilellaughnsmile Posts: 60
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:46 AM in Exercise and Rehab
I had a TLIF in December 2009. At 6 months, fusing was started. I do not have another doctors appointment until December. My question. I would like to weight train using machines. Leg curl, Leg press, leg extension, upper body, etc. Has anyone been given permission by doctor to weight
train that is not fully fused? Would it be safe? thanks


  • Is there any way you can put in a telephone consult with your doc on this? Since everyone's situation is different and not all surgeons think alike when it comes to post op restrictions, I would hate to see you hurt yourself and cause more damage than good.

    A lot of weight machines restrict your ability to move or flex in certain ways. I would be really concerned with one of the machines placing the wrong type of force or direction on your hardware or fledgling fusion.

  • Although one has to support your enthusiasm, if the machine was setting the pace rather than you I would be very wary and what are the realistic risks of making it worse. We all want to improve quickly and only you know what impact this type of process will have even if you mange to get the nod from any practitioner.

    Are you doing things that you did before, could you do things less impacted with similar results ?

    Good Luck

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