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Old 13-07-2012, 04:13 PM
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Default Exercises for middle aged woman with Harrington Rod

Hi, I had surgery for a double curvature 32yrs ago when i was 50. I have a Harrington Rod and have had recurring lower back pain on and off for most of my life.
In the last few years my work has meant that i spend all day sitting at a computer and this has greatly increased the amount of pain i get in my lower back. I now often stoop forward when i walk. I have just started to see an Osteopath for exercises and she has said that my muscles have shrunk from inactivity. Her treatment has caused me a great deal of pain, both in my lower spine and my right leg.
I am now desperate to work out a decent and doable exercise program, but feel very frustrated as the pain is preventing me from exercising properly. Can I ask, do you think it would be more appropriate to see a Physiotherapist than an Osteopath? Also, are there are particular types of exercises that would be more appropriate i.e. Pilates?

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Annie
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Old 17-07-2012, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Exercises for middle aged woman with Harrington Rod

Have just seen my GP who said my latest pelvic xray shows that my spine is in a mess. Great. She has referred me to a neurosurgeon for advice! thanks again.Ann
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Old 25-07-2012, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: Exercises for middle aged woman with Harrington Rod

Thank you for your enquiry.

From what you have said you need an expert assessment and there are a number of possibilities for the cause of your pain. It would be inappropriate to advise any form of treatment, particularly an exercise program, until you have been assessed correctly.

It would be in your best interests to see a specialist who is well versed in the use of Harrington rods, which have now been supplanted by other techniques. I would strongly advise you to see one of the spinal specialists on our website. This would be to your advantage rather than seeing a neurosurgeon as this branch of surgery does not deal with Harrington instrumentation.

I trust this advice is helpful.

Dr Scoliosis
 

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