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What are the exercises to strengthen muscles after T11 back injury ?

I fractured my T11 in January 4 months ago, 50/20 compression on a boat, I wore a brace for 3 months. I wake in the morning with no pain at all, (gravity) I cannot stand for more than 15 - 20 minutes without feeling pain of course the longer I stand the more acute the pain. I am still on 2.5kilo for weight bearing . I have recently started walking on a treadmill at a slow pace for 10 minutes at a time. My questions are what other exercise can I do to strengthen muscles if any or am I being impatient and how long does it usually take to get back to yourself after this type of injury.
Thu, 19 May 2011
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Hi,
welcome to the health care magic forum,defintely you are impatiently behaving ,let the muscle gain strenght ,till that time you can have light warm-ups as you are going through ,also repeat tthe scans after 3-4 weeks to know the status and then accordingly physiotherapist will guide you .

get well soon !
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it will tk 4-6 wks more to become normal.
u hv to do isometric for back .
isometric exercises dont hv any complication ( providing strength to the muscle without changing the length of the muscle)
just tight ur back muscle for 10sec and thn relax. like tht 4-6 reps 4 times a day.
or u can go n consult a physio.
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