Re: Trunk exercises with fused patients
So I'm not alone in being wary!
I'm starting to wonder if I can rely on anyone, certainly the physio's don't ease my fears.
I've now got to make a decision:
i) do the programme and risk more injury/damage
ii) screw the programme and just undertake things like walking and swimming. They don't specifically target 'core' muscles but better than nothing I suppose.
I have heard that sitting on a swiss ball for part of the day can 'switch on' your core stability muscles. I suppose it won't do much harm......
This whole thing is getting me down....I'd like to be able to switch off my brain and let the experts take over.....I don't feel like I can though!
Diagnosed Feb 89 with 60 degree curve (S shape). 2 spinal ops, 2 weeks apart, Sept 1990 RNOH, Stanmore. Mr Ransford. Fused with Harrington and sublaminar wires from T3-T12 and L1-L4.
Recently developed occasional pains, some achy, some more nervy. All occur in left, lower back/pelvis and radiate down left leg. Suspected pseudoarthrosis in L3/4 and some early disc degen in lowest disc L5/S1. Not sure which is responsible for pain (one, both or neither)