The Government has published some guidelines for exercise by seniors. Exercise can reduce disability, improve mental function, reduce depression, reduce falls…
Click on NIH Senior Health. It has exercise instructions and demonstration videos.
Among Medicare recipients…complex fusion procedures for spinal stenosis increased … simple fusion and complex fusion were associated with increased risk of major complications, 30-day mortality, and resource use.
That means hospitals make money off of more extensive back surgery. Why not lose weight and strengthen your abdominal and core muscles in hopes of avoiding or limiting back pain and surgery???