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Excercises post lami and fusion

mugsmmugs Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Was wondering if anyone who has had a fusion and had difficulty w light exercies post-op? I am 3 months post lamis of L3-5 and fusion with plates and screws of L4-5.
Had a difficult post-op course in hospital w excessive bleeding, severe anemia (Ht 7.5) and respiratory arrest with a fall on 1st post-op night.

Have been attempting to gradually increase activity--walking is great and now even run the sweeper; but if i swim or do leg lifts--have left sided back pain the next

It's really getting frustrating as I thought that I would be further along by now. Would appreciate feedback, thanks in advance!!


  • quess I don't have trouble w the vacuum as i do one room and rest. but you bring up some good points in the pool--i didn't realize that arm movement would effect the back so much intil the first visit to they Y. we do have a heated pool and will try that soon. you're right about the walking--can do a mile per day now. tx so much, Gwennie!! best wishes to you...mugs
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