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A 58-year-old male asked:

I had lumbar spinal fusion surgery 14 days ago. it involved the lowest three lumbar vertebrae and the highest level sacral vertebrae; four adjacent vertebra in all. how far should i be walking and how frequently should i be walking?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not so simple: Walking is an excellent vehicle for rehab., but a custom designed program should start now. A physical therapist should evaluate your capacities, strength, and flexibility, and design a graduated progressive program to maximize your abilities but not injure by excessive exercise. Advising you on how to excercise via this format in not feasible due to variations from person to person.

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Last updated Jan 19, 2021

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