Hi - welcome to our Team.
I would suggest you asking to be referred to a Physiotherapist to see what exercises are appropriate for you, and what is best avoided.
I also suggest finding a Physiotherapist who treats with, or teaches Pilates, too! I go to a SMALL Pilates class which is taken by a qualified, practicing Physiotherapist/Pilates Instructor. She is aware of what is wrong with me (arthritis both hips and lower spine and scoliosis of the spine) and so when the others are doing an exercise that isn't recommended for me, she will either show me another way to do it, OR give me an entirely different exercise to do. The beauty about going to the classes in person, (rather that DVD's or books) is that they can SEE and FEEL what we are doing and make an adjustment at that time. This is very important so that further damage isn't done. I can honestly say that I am HEAPS better by having these classes!
My MAIN form of exerfise, tho', is walking - putting my groceries and laundry away one at a time. I will often get 15-25 minutes walk in doing this 3-4 times a week. The beauty of doing it this way is that because it is on even floor (and with carpet) there is no jolting and jarring, and if the pain sets in or I get fatigued, I can sit down without having to walk all the way back home. It works really well, and it doesn't seem like work, but it also doesn't seem like exercise, so in my books that is a win/win situation :-)
Below are 3 links re Tarlov Cysts that you may find helpful - the last one is a lot more indepth!www.mayoclinic.com/health/tarlov-cysts/AN0
1603 www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tarlov-cysts www.tarlovcyst.org/index.php?option=com_co
Good luck with it, and let us know how you get on.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 10/23/2010 (04:35)
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