I fell a few weeks ago and after terrible headaches had an MRI. MRI revealed a vertebral artery dissection and a 3" blood clot going from C2 to C6. I'm on Coumadin and still experiencing terrible headaches. My Neurologist said I should not lift any weights or strain myself in any way. I was wondering if using light weights and doing light aerobics would be okay? I am used to working out 5 days a week and performing at a pretty challenging pace. Now I've been allowed to only walk - no weights. I've managed to actually lose some weight, but worried it might be muscle - even though my scales show the same percentage of body fat. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ~Hazel~
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