Working Out With Back Injuries

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Hello! I joined Daily Burn a couple months ago but I think I need some motivation in the exercise department! Unfortunately, I have three rods and ten screws in my lumbar spine so certain things like jogging, sit ups (the normal kind), horseback riding ... those kinds of high impact exercises are off limits to me. The low impact stuff doesn't seem to be helping me lose weight! Anyone have any ideas? I am only 38 years old and I really need to get my body back in shape!

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Hi there

Just curious There are a few factors but I am curious about how your dietary needs are going.  So many things to consider.  What type of low impact things are you trying?  Medication?


Posted by shellkg on Dec. 04, 2009 at 05:45PM


Hi! I don't have any special dietary needs but I do take magnesium, potassium and calcium as supplements for bone health. I am also not on any medication for my back. Usually once every 9 months the doctors go into my spine and burn some nerves so I don't feel the pain (radiofrequency nerve ablation). I tend to be a little heavy on the carbs so I am trying to work with that. For low impact, I walk and do stair stepping or step areobics. Any suggestions would be welcomed! 

Posted by pperseis on Dec. 05, 2009 at 07:34AM


back problem

high intensity biking


Posted by societygangrape on Dec. 06, 2009 at 01:58PM