After my back surgery I worked in a pool with a physical therapist for the first month and worked with the same therapist for two months building balance and strength out side of the pool. I now walk and do low impact exercise videos.
I am now painkiller free with a sports induced stress fractured c6-7.. The first year I was in pain- as I keep doing stuff I have good days and bad days.. I was using 1200mg ibumetin and up daily before I lost my weight and started strength training s-l-o-w-l-y..
I have to gear down some days and when I have a good day go at it.. I never know what my back will do, but I don't give up.. I also make sure I have extra mats doing crunches and avoid equipment pressing against my back.. Some rotation machines directly annoy my spinal problem- result up to week off the gym.. When hanging sometimes it feels a huge relief and I hear my back clicking when doing vertical leg raises.. Strong core muscles help alot.. i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/Rena1965/ 118f21dd.jpg i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/Rena1965/ 89a6a83f.jpg I feel I have reached status quo.. My back is not getting worse and I can hold down my job.. I do have rights to a pension but I am too young to sit at home and feel sorry for myself..
Edited by: RENA1965 at: 11/6/2010 (02:38)
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I would talk to your doctor or physical therapist before starting any exercise because of your surgical history, but I think a fairly gentle yoga class might be a good place to start.
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