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Exercises after spine stimulation implant

I just had my spine stimulation device implanted 2 mos ago. Does anyone know of any safe exercises to strengthen the back after this surgery? I walk on my treadmill, but I am looking for other exercises.


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  • I was told to take it easy for at least 3 months post operation. That even includes bending at the waste and lifting arms over my head. I'm not taking any chances and hope to be back in the gym when the doc says go for it. Don't push it. Once the leads move it won't work like it is supposed to from what I understand. Take it easy and be patient. I know it is hard and it's driving me crazy. I'm only 3.5 weeks post opp.
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  • Andrew lincolnAAndrew lincoln Posts: 1
    edited 10/21/2015 - 4:38 AM
    any excersises i can do walking etc had it fitted 9 days ago and have had a 50% reduction in pain and things are looking good

    the last thing you want to do is pick up advice from any member here on what gym exercises might be safe for you. no one here is qualified to give you that information. even if they were a highly skilled personal trainer, they do not know you or your exact medical situation.
    only your doctor can tell you what is safe and what is not. also many times, a good physical therapist, one that you can trust and understands your situation can provide you this information.
    disc herniation is too general and broad a condition. what might work fine for one person can spell trouble for another.
    all exercises need to be approved by your doctor and fine tuned by your therapists

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  • My leads moved slightly and there are days now(I'm at 6 weeks) that it feels like it's not working and others that it's there. Seriously, when they say not bending, lifting, etc... Adhere to that at all costs
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