... I guarantee that you are walking too far for this early in recovery. It is much easier to avoid aggravating the hips, SI joints and sciatic nerves than to have to get everything to calm down once it is aggravated.
At this point in recovery, it is much better to take frequent short walks. This is the best way to stretch out the spinal nerves. The purpose of this is to try... (1 replies)
... Since November 1 surgery date, many ups and downs in the recovery process, but have learned to measure progress in weeks not in days. ... (1 replies)
... you are right in that I have had 11 months to educate myself about my condition, the surgery and recovery. When I posted this thread I was hoping for input in case I'd left anything out. ... (6 replies)
... Hope someone out there can help me. I am age 50, female and in excellent shape before anterior ALIF surgery. ... (7 replies)
... in ...you just need to be patient for a few months. When you are feeling frustrated, just remind yourself that you want to do whatever you can to help make your surgery a success, and that you don't want to have to repeat this procedure! ... (7 replies)
... You are most likely causing problems for yourself if you are trying to walk quickly or are taking long strides. You are not walking for fitness. You are walking to stretch out the spinal nerves so that scar tissue will not attach to them as it forms and fills in post surgery.
It is beneficial to take frequent short walks on a level surface rather than one or two longer... (7 replies)
... It made sence that the nerves were reviving themselves and it would take time. I had sciatica issues on the left side prior to surgery and I am assuming that it is those nerves that are readjusting. ... (7 replies)
... and a laminectomy on Monday, December 9!!! I am SO excited to rock this surgery and recovery and GET MY LIFE BACK!!! ... (3 replies)
... teteri66 and twohands - Thank you so much for the positive info! It's amazing the surgeons don't prepare you for these weird effects on your body! I feel much better knowing there are options and time will heal. Your words are so positive and I truly thank you. (7 replies)
... It's wonderful news that your leg pain is gone. Regarding this new muscle pain, it's hard to say for sure what's going on as it could be many things.
I've noticed that after my spine surgeries I have gotten muscle pains in my legs if my blood isn't flowing, so a gentle walk around the house every few hours really helped me (emphasis on gentle).
Something for you to look... (7 replies)
... Thanks teteri66! I was trying to walk for fitness which I shouldn't have. I really miss working out like a maniac. I need to remember what you said and slow down. I can really tell the difference today. I only walked a short distance. Cramping is starting again in ankles and legs. I am just praying this pain goes away. Can't find a comfortable position. It is so weird that... (7 replies)
... Thank you so much for replying. I also walk in the mornings and my muscular pain starts in the late afternoon/evening. What you said makes sense regarding height. Since I am taller now those muscles in my legs and ankles are working differently. I started walking 20 min around the track and worked up to 45 brisk minutes. I may be walking too fast too soon. I am so used to... (7 replies)
... Oh my could we ever talk! I too am dealing with work comp.. My doc requested surgery for me (ALIF at L3-4 and L4-5 and a laminectomy) in April and it's still not fully authorized. I am a preschool teacher and was not able to start the school year. I hurt and I'm so sad and lonely and flippin' useless. My pain hovers around a six or seven when fully medicated.
All that... (22 replies)
... Gmack, hi. Well, my NS wants me to go to a specialist, he is an anesthesiologist, but specializes in tough cases like me I guess. He will perform a blood patch using a fluoroscope in the morning. I couldn't get it scheduled today, and they worked me into the morning. My NS also bumped me up to see him Thursday morning to review my CT/M results. I will be glad to feel better... (71 replies)
... S1 discectomy surgery in 2006 done by a neurosurgeon. I developed scar tissue but it never caused any problems. About 2 years after that surgery i had another part of that disc fragment off. I had leg pain for a couple months but the doctors said it was a small enough piece that my body would absorb it. ... (1 replies)
... My ALIF surgery was on 9/14, the screw removal was on 9/18 and the infection surgery was 9/28. My meds are diluadid and roxycodone. (6 replies)
... i had alif surgery on l5 s1 about 4 weeks ago ,during the first surgery a nerve was pierced with a screw .so there was a second surgery to remove the screw and then i got an infection which required a third surgery. i am excruciating pain both back buttock and leg . ... (6 replies)
... s1 broad tearing of annular fibers mild bulge and some loss of disc height. I am have ALIF surgery on May 4th with out a cage and with a plate. ... (13 replies)
... I am 31, and have scoliosis mostly thoracic curve and pretty advanced Stenosis in my L1 and down. L5 is severe, and awaiting ALIF surgery. I just got insurance go ahead, now just waiting for the general surgeon, and neurosurgeon to have a date they can agree on. ... (5 replies)
... I had ALIF surgery, I am 12 days out and my main complaint is severe leg pain...mostly in my left leg. Is this normal? ... (1 replies)