I'm almost 6 weeks post fusion and things are really going well. I'm pretty much back to normal, except of course I can't bend, lift or twist. I'm up to walking 3 miles a day and I'm going to work to push that to 5 miles by the next couple of weeks. Prior to surgery, I worked out and ran regularly and was pretty fit, so I'm VERY antsy to get back into work outs.
My Dr's office said I could do any yoga that didn't have bending or twisting and that lying leg lifts were ok if they felt ok. I really want to get my abs stregthened again especially.
Wondering what others experiences have been with getting in light work outs post-surgery. How soon and how much?
39y.o. mom of 4
3/2/16 - L5/S1 fusion after a decade of trying everything else
2015 - developed Occipical Neuralgia and bulges at C4/5 and C5/6