Core Exercises for Spinal Fusion (and more!) | FemFusion Fitness Updated on May 31, 2019 By William Clement 46 Comments By William Clement 46 Comments Cypress Wisteria May 31, 2019 Good info, but did you forget that rising from the floor is next to impossible? Mainly because these type surgeries are often sought because the nerves begin to affect the limbs, which is often not corrected from surgery Reply wnmd87 May 31, 2019 Can you make a video that is cervical spine specific? My C5 and C6 are fused and I have two more bulging cervical discs. Reply kaseas lasa May 31, 2019 I`ve looked for a back pain treatment for couple months and this back pain guidebook, "Kemzαnο Loni" (Google it) suits me flawlessly. Definitely helps with back pain throughout sleep. I really like this guideline. It is firm and just what I was searching for.. . Reply AnthemFreeNews May 31, 2019 Thank you so much for this video. I had L5-S1 fusion surgery 3 weeks ago and your video is the only one that covers what I need. What a difference!!!! THANK YOU! Btw, not only are you one of the best I've seen with Physical therapy, but are also one of the best looking YouTube personalities I've ever seen. Reply Donald Dman May 31, 2019 This felt really good and i can feel the work out. This is what I have been looking for. My fusion in 2016 was L4-L5. Reply YL Team Imagine May 31, 2019 I am 58, had spinal fusion from C7 to L5 to correct a 75-35 degree "s curve" (the doctors straightened me and I'm 4 inches taller than before surgery!)…I am SO grateful for these exercises! I have been searching for something like this for a couple of years now, as I've seen my core move into a more "relaxed" state. Thanks so much!! Looking forward to getting into this routine! Reply Adoze May 31, 2019 Fused t3 to l3 I had 94 degree scoliosis and the surgeon was able to bring down to 20s! Plan on resuming sports and football and will be doing this thanks! Reply Linda Belfer May 31, 2019 Do you have any other exercise video for the Spinal Fusion patients? I had my spinal fusion about 9 weeks ago on Feb. 20, 2019. Do you think this video is suitable for me? Reply Lorenz Winterhoff May 31, 2019 I have severe scoliosis (S curve), and had surgery as a teen to halt the curves as they were already at 60 and 60 degrees. The surgeons could only correct my spine to 20 and 20 (any further and the risk of paralysis was too high). I am fused right from T2 down to L2 (give or take, it was over 20 years ago), plus a natural fusion I have had since birth (C4-5) and torticollis. On top of that I have hypertonic muscles and a host of other issues that affect my day to day abilities. Thank you for this, as I am tired of not being able to function! Reply princess girl May 31, 2019 Had a HUGE spinal fusion that failed the first time they tried and left me in the ICU for three days. I have not been able to do most workouts out there. I have also not been able to find a good workout…until now. Thank you sooo much! Reply Caro G May 31, 2019 Thank you..will try these..had fusion (L3-L5) in 2016..and back to my “new normal”..but struggle with core exercises that do not involve crunches, etc Reply shasmith951 May 31, 2019 Dr. Bri, thank you!! I'm having surgery in April to fuse 3 maybe 4 (doctor hasn't decided yet) vertebrae in the L area (I forgot exactly which ones). Last May I decided to start losing weight because putting off my surgery was no longer an option (my body not the doctors decision) and I have to keep my BMI under 35. Right now its 32.something. This past October we had a new rec center open within walking distance but I can't walk that far so I drive. I ride a seated bike and that's it but it helps. I've lost 20 pounds so far In November I decided to try and build my abs for after surgery care. Then I came across an app on my phone called "Flat Stomach Workout for Female" and I've been doing that for 2 months. I love that app. And although I have too much fat still I'm doing a weight loss and ab build up, but its making a difference. So I'm getting close to surgery and wanted to find something that I can do after. I don't find an app for that but I found you and I like it. I'm going to start now in addition to all the other stuff I'm doing. thank you for the help!! Do you think you can make it into an app? I can take it with me to the rec center or wherever. I can take the youtube as well but the app has less instructions, times it for me and calls it while I'm going the exercise and illustrates it. That helps me so much!! It has levels but the most exercises done at one session is 14 and the number of exercises is 20 (toward the end) or 30 seconds (abdominal stretch) If you could do that it would be so GREAT. Last time, THANKS. Reply Saba Saad May 31, 2019 You talk like Sunny Leone and you even sound jus like her n omg you even kinda resemble her idk why!!! Reply Seamus Liam May 31, 2019 I have become stronger; have better mobility; dropped a few pounds and appear leaner; and have much more strength by simply following this yoga guide “Yοmzοzο Kena” (Google it). This delicious guide is so tempting! It will persuade professionals all areas of life to take pleasure from yoga. It instructs us through the A-Z of yoga: postures, respiration routines, and also meditating along with their amazing benefits. . Reply Simon Delaney May 31, 2019 I started doing tae kwon do when I was 14 and did it for about 16 years until I was around 30, all the exercises you show are all part of our warm up routine that we did every time without fail so I did these exercises for 16 and I developed back problems like fused vertebrae and scoliosis from age 18 and onwards and weather they developed as a result of working or the tae kwon do doesn’t that kind of proof that these exercises don’t work?, because I did these exercises before the back injuries, during the back injuries and after the back injuries, I did all these exercises for 16 and my back only got worse. Isn’t it then safe to say these injuries are a result of working doing heavy lifting type jobs 10 hrs a day which god never designed nor intended us to do. We are not machines or robots and I believe it’s because of the fact that we are forced to work this way like slaves that my back is the way it is.The doctors are trying to force me to go and do Physio again but I know it’s a waste of tine.By watching this video I hoped you might of been able to show me something new I could do for my back but as I said I have done all these exercises for 16 years and my back has gotten worse not better. The last 2-3 years it’s better than its ever been and do you want to know why?, because I stopped working, I do things around the house and when I back gets sore I take a break. If I did that in a job I’d be fired. Reply Priscilla Kulawiak May 31, 2019 This is the ONLY video I’ve ever found that I’ve been searching for. Thank you so much 😣❤️ I am lost when it comes to finding workouts for my situation (of needing to strengthen my core without straining my spine due to 2 spinal fusions) I am literally considering investing myself to becoming a fitness coach for women & men who need workouts for spinal limitations. Thanks so much❤️ Reply Balkrishna Lamichhane May 31, 2019 I had surgery L1,L2 please tell me how I doing exercise?I have spinal cord injury since a long time I have still using elbow clutch one room to another room I couldn’t walk without two elbows Reply maria jose Cubo May 31, 2019 Thanks ver y much Reply Erika Simmons May 31, 2019 Hi I had spinal surgery when I was younger and have my back fused, as i'm getting older my back is getting weaker even though I exercise, and it seems lately most excercises are pulling my back out. I tried this workout today my back did not hurt. I will continue to do these. Thank You. Reply Sheri May 31, 2019 Thank you so much!!! This is the first video I've found that helps me! (Obviously I have a fused spine haha) I have extremely tight muscles and am on a journey to find exercises and stretches that fit my body considering most stretching and yoga involve being able to bend your spine Reply Kate May 31, 2019 thank you for this, thank you so much Reply Hadiza Isah May 31, 2019 Hi! I have scoliosis and an L4/L5 disc prolapse. Will this routine work for me? Thanks! Reply Naaz Lalji May 31, 2019 WOuld this work for scoliosis? Reply TheFuzzyPenguin May 31, 2019 Eight days into my recovery for severe arthritis and severe stenosis spinal fusion surgery. I also have Scoliosis. Having a tough time too. I'll check back when all healed. Reply Andrea xoxo May 31, 2019 thank you so much😘 Reply Prince Roy May 31, 2019 whenever I try to sit straight it gives pain to my backbone I am gonna try your technique hope it will help my thankyou😊 for the video cute doctor Reply kassandra kladder May 31, 2019 I had L5/S1 SURGERY A LITTLE OVER 2 MONTHS AGO AND MY PHYSICAL THERAPIST GETS MAD BECAUSE I CANT SEEM TO ACTIVATE THE LOWER CORE MUSCLES 🙁 SOMONE PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND HOW I CAN ACTIVATE THESE MUSCLE BECAUSE APPARENTLY I SUCK AT IT. Reply Bl Ack May 31, 2019 How to fix lumber lordosis Reply FUNCTIONAL CONTRACTIONS May 31, 2019 Your words come alive . Great delivery !! Reply Yolanda May 31, 2019 Thank you🐉 Reply red May 31, 2019 could this help lumbar lordosis after surgery? it's very curved after they corrected my spinal fusion Reply christine1962ful May 31, 2019 I tend to have tight lower back pain and do a lot of hip opening yoga practices. However, when I do an worj, it intensifies my pain and tightening. I am very particular on form so that is not the issue. I am wondering if this practice can help to strengthen my lower back and in time, reduce my highness and back pain? Any thoughts welcomed. Again, I have no fusions etc just a 56 year old aiming to get a tight core Reply lucylle cacanog May 31, 2019 Is it okay to do this exercise even if I just got operated for my scoliosis 5 months ago? Reply Silvia Smith May 31, 2019 Hi! Do you have a video for scoliosis? Reply karen stapleton May 31, 2019 just had a fusion in lower back. when ready this looks like the next part of my recovery, Thank you Reply RVing Live The Dream May 31, 2019 I have L5S1 fusion. Don’t know that I can do that last one. It looks like I may arch my back.Thank you for this video, been looking for some gentle exercise for my abs. Reply Drew Sandler May 31, 2019 Thanks so much for this! Reply rabindranath sahoo May 31, 2019 I have neaksurjury sci c3 c4 cince 1yer 10 month I abul to walk .Total body fell heavy heavy and burningConstipation back pain .Kindly advice me what I will do. Many thanks Reply Neetu Lalmalani May 31, 2019 thank u so much. i jst had the surgery month ago and my core muscle needed these exercises.. Reply Michele Lena May 31, 2019 I skipped the neck part. I am fused C5=7 and S1-L3. Reply Shaun Rieden May 31, 2019 Broke entire thoracic section back and had fusion from t1-t9 few years ago and big into fitness so always searching for things like this, so thank you for a few exercises and stretches haven’t tried! Although patients that have much hardware as I do may prove difficult to lay flat on their back. I am often forced to use my shoulder blades and arms a little to keep some of the weight off brackets. I would be interested if you had any ideas with using hanging rings or something similar which might be easier for patients with screws and rods placed like mine. Reply Heba Ibrahim May 31, 2019 Thank you soooooo much ive been searching for long time for such exercises , i had scoliosis fixation 20 years ago and every time i try to exercise like the way i used before surgery, it ends by severe pain cause i didnt know the right way to exercise. Reply Diki Sherpa May 31, 2019 Hello! I'm 24 right now and I had my back surgery of L5-S1 4 years ago. I really wanna know, what kind of exercises should I do on daily basis?? Any advice Reply Rena Dempsey May 31, 2019 Thank you! 🙏🏻 Reply Huntress Diana May 31, 2019 Today I am 6 weeks post op from fusion of L5 and S1, along with decompression of L4 and L5. I'm wanting to move. I feel guilty for not moving. This video has helped tremendously. Thank you. Reply Matt Greene May 31, 2019 This gal is so beautiful. 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