Lifting objects heavier than 5 pounds should be avoided for three months or as directed by your physician. After three months and release by the physician, patients can gradually increase lifting to normal. Walking and weight-bearing exercises are encouraged and bending can be done normally. Your Desert Pain Specialists provider may also prescribe a fitted back brace to decrease the chance of developing kyphosis and help with any additional pain.
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