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What is a good exercise routine after back surgery?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Walk

Walking is a good choice for most people.
If that is not possible for whatever reason, other options are cycling (stationary or outside if you are able), swimming, water aerobics. These exercises are good for general fitness, relief stress, and build up stamina.

In brief: Walk

Walking is a good choice for most people.
If that is not possible for whatever reason, other options are cycling (stationary or outside if you are able), swimming, water aerobics. These exercises are good for general fitness, relief stress, and build up stamina.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: First, you need to

Be cleared by your surgeon when pursuing activity after your surgery as it can vary based on the type and extent of surgery done.
However, initially, general cardiovascular conditioning with walking is a good way to start and may be progressed under guidance of your surgeon and ideally with your physical therapist in terms of adding on stretching and core exercises.

In brief: First, you need to

Be cleared by your surgeon when pursuing activity after your surgery as it can vary based on the type and extent of surgery done.
However, initially, general cardiovascular conditioning with walking is a good way to start and may be progressed under guidance of your surgeon and ideally with your physical therapist in terms of adding on stretching and core exercises.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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