Spinal Fusion

I had L5 fused to S1 in May 2005. They used two titanuim rods and bone graphs not from my body. Now that it's been over 4 years, can I start slowly jogging? Also, I expect that if I jog that my muscles and bones may start hurting for awhile. Do I continue thru the pain? I'm 62 years old and need to get my cardio in better shape.

Posted By Nighthawk on January 02, 2010 at 19:35:50:

Helps strengthen the kneecap mechanism by applying pressure on the tendon above the kneecap as well. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the under surface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q-angle).

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