I have spondylolisthesis, and was told to quit all exercise until the symptoms disappear. After 2 epidurals, I am doing much better. Doctors tell me to exercise, lose weight (doing that), strengthen the core, be sure not to arch the back or twist the back, and stretch the hamstrings. When I asked what to do, I was given ONE Pilates exercise called Boat Pose. Cycling I can do but NordicTrak arches my back too much. I was told to walk also, but I arch my back too much walking, for now. I am on a waiting list for water walking and water aerobics.
I was told this general rule: If I have sciatic pain again, stop.
In the past I loved Curves and my NordicTrak and dance aerobics.
Because I can't do my "favorites" my emotions tell me that I can't do any exercise. lol
What exercises on SP's site are possibilities to try?
- 1/2/2009 11:20:22 AM