“Will I have to do these exercises the rest of my life?”
No, you will not have to do “these” exercises the rest of your life. But lets consider you should be doing some type of movement or play on a fairly regular basis. You were created to run, jump, skip, lift, push, pull, climb, and chop.
If anything, I can say with much certainty, you were NOT made to sit 8-10 hours of your day. Maybe that’s the question we should be asking our schools and employers with the same appalled inflection…”am I going to have to sit hunched over at this desk the rest of my life?”
We were made to move and enjoy a variety of changing play. Lifting weights, going for a hike, indoor rock climbing, a yoga class, playing basketball or softball, cycling, skipping or playing tag with your kid or grandkid. A little more variety in our play (both as kids and adults) would probably lead to less time needed doing corrective work at SCI.