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I broke my back and suffer from pain daily. My weight has alot to do with it. I am at my second heaviest at 232 and I am 5'3. Does anyone have suggestions? I have three small children and walk and play daily but I would like to do more. Running/ jogging causes muscle spasms and I am unable to do much for yoga because of the way it bends my back my break was in my t14 vertebrae and is above the small of my back below my shoulders. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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I think you're going to get a lot of suggestions, but none will necessarily apply to you as we're not you.  Have you asked your orthopedist for suggestions?  Or seen someone who specializes in this, such as a physical therapist?  I'd think after a trauma you would want to get back to exercise slowly and build your muscles that support your back before plunging back into it.  There are also therapeutic yoga practices that tailor the exercises to what you're able to do and that specifically apply to what you're dealing with.  It would be more expensive and probably entail one on one sessions, but it might be something to look into if yoga is what you like to do.  
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I've basically been told I'm free to do whatever my body allows me to do. My break happened over a year ago and the only thing I'm not allowed to do is bend backwards. I'm also supposed to avoid heavy lifting, running, jogging to much. If I go at a reasonable pace I can ride an elliptical, bike, or stair machine. I just get bored and would like something new to try.
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