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doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated.
Answered on Dec 12, 2019

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