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SANDERS6466 SparkPoints: (32,469)
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5/21/13 2:59 P

Will do!

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,482)
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5/21/13 2:45 P

Definitely don't! Come back and let us know how it goes. We're here for you!

SANDERS6466 SparkPoints: (32,469)
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5/21/13 11:04 A

Thanks so much! I have an appointment for Thurday 8:30am! I'll find a way to make it work. :) I'm not giving up! emoticon


SIMONEKP Posts: 2,559
5/21/13 10:59 A

Ditto on the consulting with your doc and maybe a trainer who can provide you with some modified exercises.

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (76,747)
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5/21/13 10:55 A

Work with a physical therapist who will give you a program to follow on your own.

SANDERS6466 SparkPoints: (32,469)
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5/21/13 9:13 A

I appreciate the concern and advice. My doctor simply told me no strain on neck of head. Otherwise, I can exercise. It's not much to go on, I know. I'll go see my occupational physical therapist. Thank you!!!!!!! emoticon

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,689
5/21/13 8:58 A

Dragonchilde is right. The best person to offer exercise advice would be your doctor or physical therapist.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,482)
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5/21/13 8:03 A

Under no circumstances should you take advice from us here on fitness; you need to contact your doctor for a referral to a physical therapist who can design a program for you based on your individual needs that will prevent injury. We can't give you a proper exam, and with those kinds of instructions, you do NOT want to take chances!

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5/21/13 7:43 A

Hello,
Early this year, my doctor found a mass in my throat and through months of testing, found it to be an ossified growth plate on my spine. It's a one in a million and I have to keep it because the risk of surgery is too great. I feel pretty good but my neck often hurts and the doctor was warned me not to apply any pressure to my head or neck area. I didn't realize just how much I did things that did apply pressure to both! Does anyone have any suggestions of exercises that would benefit my upper body and core without neck or head strain? emoticon

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