Journeyman Bike Commuter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes: '88 Fuji Saratoga, '12 Jamis Sputnik, '13 Motobecane Fantom29 HT, '16 Motobecane Turino Pro Disc, '16 Motobecane Gran Premio Elite
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Stretching Not Optional
Originally Posted by larry h
due to my injury they he to use 2 rods --4 screws and a cage--had hoped to use minimally invasive but ended up 2 3 inch cuts ---rode stationary --seemed to be fine
I had the L4/L5 fusion in 2009. By 12 weeks, I was cleared to begin physical exercise. My treatment included therapies to loosen my hamstrings and pelvic muscles as well as to strengthen the core.
This wound up increasing my flexibility far beyond what it had been prior to the injury and surgery.
I also had the implanted screws with articulated brackets. I like to say that they made up the only Titanium frame I've ever owned
, and it was inside of me. The frame was removed at about 9 months post op.
Take it slowly and let your body tell you what it can do.