Had surgery and radiation 3 years ago on a tumor inside my spinal cord in my thoracic spine. This causes weakness, numbness and uncontrolled movement in my left leg to the point where people often comment on it, but I can live a relatively normal life. Still young (23), and would prefer rigorous exercise involving progressive overload to help recover. I have a gym membership, so I have access to standard gym equipment. What exercises can I do to help recover from this?

ps. I've different forms of exercise with varying degrees of success, but nothing worked 100%.

  • Can you squat to proper depth without any pain? Sep 29, 2016 at 23:37
  • I can, but my knees are wobbly Sep 30, 2016 at 0:30
  • If you're still trying to recover, wouldn't it make more sense to work with a physical therapist?
    – rrirower
    Sep 30, 2016 at 3:42
  • I agree ask someone who is knowledgeable in physical therapy. If he gives you a thumbs up, you should probably just focus on doing some of the full body movements like squats. Sep 30, 2016 at 3:46
  • I would but I don't have money for it Sep 30, 2016 at 3:47


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