Exercises for 7 weeks post op kyphosis surgery
My 14 year old had a 100 degree curve in his upper back since around age 11. After about 2 years of wearing a brace, curve just steadily progressed. He had 2 stainless steel rods, 8 screws and hooks, and about 6 feet of wire. He had a few set backs because wound wouldn't close and is still about 6 inches open, but not deep, more like a scrape. He started back to school, went 3 days and gave up because lower back pain was excruciating. All xrays are perfect, so no problem with hardware. Only conclusion I could come up with is lower back muscles haven't been used in about 5 years because all pressure when standing was in the middle of his back or "hump".
Can anyone recommend lower back strengthening exercises? He is very reluctant to do anything but walk. So stiff I have to dress him and do basically everything for him. I need advice from anyone that has had this type of surgery on what to do. Can't find a physical therapist where we live to help him. Ready for things to get back to normal and him be proud of his newfound height and life! He went into surgery 5'5" and woke up 5'9". Absolute miracle in my eyes. He seems depressed also. Anyone out there with any suggestions?