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had lumbar laminectomy 6/2/11, any excercises i can do to strenghten my back muscles, and just excercise in general, (i kinda hate to walk, boring)?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Core muscle exercise: Strengthening and flexibility of the muscles of the back and abdomen is an important step in recovery at this point postop. Consultation with a physical therapist can be useful. Other resources can be yoga or pilates instructors who have experience in training patients who have had previous spine surgery.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
All exercises are : Beneficial including cardiovascular routines, flexibility and core exercises which can include weights except dead lifts and squats with bench work ideal and probably avoiding a rowing machine.

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