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Lumbar Fusion Recovery?

Hello All,

Fellow Lifting enthusiast here about to have L5S1 fusion done soon.

How is everyone doing with their recovery?

I’ve taken away core work, flexibility, walking early and starting light weight will be of benefit.

I appreciate everyone’s post here. I’ve honestly been reading t nation posts for years but never had the guts to post or create an account.

Thanks again All

Hey, I’m about 5 months post op with the L5-S1 fusion. Dr cleared me for light weights <10#! And bench press. It’s a bitch just getting into position to bench ( just the bar) and getting up I have to pull myself with the rack.
As others have said, the toughest part is forcing myself to go slow and easy.

Carl in Dover