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11 Dec 2004

Exercise after back operation
I had a spinal decompression and fusion of the L4-S1, 5 months ago. Other than the exercises given to me straight after the operation I have received no further exercise or therapy. I am still experiencing a lot of pain, and feel like an "old lady" when I have to stand up straight or get out of bed as it is very painful. Is there any exercises that I can do that will help strengthen my back to alleviate this pain? Do you suggest I see a physiotherapist?
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physiotherapist

01 Jan 0001

Hi Debbie

Your best option is to see someone. The structures around your spine are probably still locked up, and will need specialised knoledge to help you release it.

Douglas
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