In addition to eating healthy, it is also important to exercise to maintain strong, healthy bones. Exercise is important in building strong bones, as movement stimulates the mesenchymal stem cells in the bone marrow to create osteoblasts – the bone-forming cells. Movement also directs the stem cells to operate in the correct way. Inactivity creates fat cells. Sixty minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous daily activity is recommended for children and teens. Exercising early in life provides lasting benefits by establishing lifelong habits of physical activity.
The Laser Spine Institute Exercise Video Series, including all functional activities, post-surgical exercises and descriptions were designed specifically for Laser Spine Institute patients only. If you have not been prescribed these exercises, you should contact your physician before starting this or any exercise program. Exercise is not without its risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Risks include, but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effect of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting and disorders of heart beat. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult your surgeon's liaison or physician.