Gaining Strength Back

3 months ago, I was in two car accidents in two consecutive days and spent almost a week in the hospital. Doctors told me I was nearly paralyzed. Bottom vertebrae was a burst fracture and the top vertebrae was a compression fracture. I have my 2nd follow up appointment in less than two weeks. Doctor told me I've been healing wonderfulling and I can start doing exercises but with my brace. Since then, I've been walking a mile as often as I can and sometimes almost two miles. Not sure what else I should do.  Are there any exercises anyone might encourage to help with strength and stability? 



  • LizLiz Posts: 2,261
    edited 07/23/2019 - 1:08 PM

    hello riah23

    welcome to spine health

    there are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice. your doctor is the best person to ask for safe advice for your condition.

    warning: before you try any supplement, herb, over the counter item, exercise program, mechanical aid, brace, etc always consult with your doctor to make sure you get their approval. some of these products may be very effective, but no two individuals or medical conditions are alike. what works for one, may cause trouble for another..

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  • Congratulations on your progress!

    Check and see if your doctor clears you for PT, then you will have lots of exercises to help you gain strength, stability, and flexibility.

    Keep us posted!

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  • Hi riah

    You are making good progress, so keep following your doctors orders on exercise.  Maybe ask about physiotherapy if you are feeling well enough to achieve more.  Your body has had a lot to deal with and best to stick to doctors recommendations.

    Please join in the Surgery Buddies groups, under Forum Topics, if you would like to link with other people that have had surgery.  Just add a comment to join in.


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