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.
If you are not fond of cycling, you might face a bit of difficulty coping with the toughness of the seat of bike that you will be riding in the class. Therefore, it is always better to cushion your seat and make it comfortable. However, you wouldn't want yourself to stay in your comfort zone for long because that will definitely repel you from putting in your 100% effort and yielding the desired results. You don’t have to worry at the start, so use a cushion for the seat. However, when you will grow into the spinning exercises, you will get use to the hard seat as the gluteal muscles in your body will get stern and reduce the pain.
Ok, so now you know what spinning exercise is all about, you know what you need and how to set up the bike and you know how to stop safely. All you need now is the determination and willpower to get yourself down to the gym and give it a go. Good luck and enjoy.
These back exercises are named after a physical therapist in New Zealand who found that extending the spine through exercise could reduce pain generated from a compromised disc space. Theoretically, extension exercises may also help reduce the herniation of the disc itself and reduce pressure on a nerve root. There is a wide range of McKenzie exercises, some of which are done standing up while others are performed lying down. All of these upper and lower back exercises use core muscle contraction and, usually, arm motions to stabilize the trunk and extend the spine.