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How can I strengthen my back after lumbar microdiscectomy?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Exercise

Start with simple exercise like walking.
After a few weeks you can add stretching. After 3-4 weeks start resistance exercise to strengthen the core muscles (tummy and back muscles). Ask your surgeon: she or he may have a different time table for you to follow.

In brief: Exercise

Start with simple exercise like walking.
After a few weeks you can add stretching. After 3-4 weeks start resistance exercise to strengthen the core muscles (tummy and back muscles). Ask your surgeon: she or he may have a different time table for you to follow.
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