5 weeks since surgery. I had a tlif done minimal invasivedue to spondylilyothesis (broke back). I left the hospital the day after it was done. I did well for three weeks but now I may have reinjured it. I am a dumb A$$ male and hate sitting still!
Anyway does anyone have experience with this? I have been going to the gym doing non back weight bearing exercises-pullups, high cable curls, tri pushdowns, lunges and so on(I cannot find a trap excercise wothout back weight bearing). Will I ever be able to deadlift or squat heavy again? Doc says no but what the hell does he know? My theory is once the fusion is made it should be stronger than when the disc was there. On a dead or squat there is really no bending in the lower back if you hold correct form.