L4, L5, S1 Lower Back -After Surgery
After receiving titanium cages, rods, and an epideral pain stimulator in lower back should a physical therapist adjust your hips by jerking your leg?
You're asking the wrong person, Melissa. I'm a chiropractor and frankly I don't think a physical therapist should be treating you. And to be honest, only a chiropractor with a lot of experience.
It all depends. When was the surgery? last week? Ten years ago?
Jerking is an old fashioned technique that admittedly I used to use until I found more satisfactory methods of treating the hip. Done gently, sensibly, it might be okay after a lower back surgery of say six months or more. But everything depends...
Do you EVERY MORNING, every morning before getting out of bed do a few simple gentle back exercises? That's were I'd start. Talk to the surgeon, and perhaps ask him/her about the lower back exercises you can find at C-H. Look in the Nav Bar on the left. They are gentle in the main.
I hope this contributes.
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