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... nife for as long as was possible. However, once inside, the surgeon said that the herniation was pressing on the nerves pretty good and thus that is why he did a discectomy along with the other work. He actually said the nerves were very compressed and he was surprised it was not causing me more pain and symptoms. ... (81 replies)
... Welcome to the board. I'm sorry you feel your time after surgery has been somewhat without direction. It is hard to know what you can and cannot do, how much you can do and how soon, even when you have a surgeon who provides a lot of instructions. One important thing to know is that even though many surgeons tell patients they can resume most activities in a month...(or... (1 replies)
... Sounds like you want to discuss fusion with long as you understand that there is a long recovery from fusion and it will be necessary to follow all your surgeon's instructions exactly, as the fusion process can also be wrecked in the early stages by doing too much too soon, repeated bending or twisting, etc. (4 replies)

... My doctor after my L5-S1 discetomy did not let me return to work till 5 weeks after my surgery; his reasoning was that I sit all day at my job and it is very bad for the back and increases your chances of re-herniation. Did not have a back brace. I would suggest making sure you take a break every 20-30 min and walk around your office space just to stretch and help take... (4 replies)
... This is good advice except that the increase is a 100% increase. At five minutes it might not make that much difference...but if you were walking one mile and the next day walked two miles, you could really cause yourself some soreness or possibly get a flare going. I have found out the hard way that it is much easier to make GRADUAL increases, boring though they may be,... (14 replies)
... Was there a period of time after the surgery that you were somewhat improved in your pain, or was there never any change? I know sometimes it is hard to separate the surgical pain from the original pain...but, please try. It is important to know whether there were even a few days where the radiating pain was less or even gone. The pain you describe as "new" is running on... (1 replies)
... Thanks for the advice. I know it has only been two weeks so I am trying not to rush the recovery. I am sure it all takes a while to get better. It is just frustrating. Am geting tired of being home. Can only take pretty short trips in the car right now, still tender in the back. But I hope by next week I will feel a little better. Thank god I can get out and walk. Also ready... (9 replies)
... You need to try to relax a little bit, and just keep doing your walking and resting, and be very careful not to bend or twist at the waist, avoid pushing, pulling and reaching overhead. You obviously had some trauma to the nerves and they are now expressing their opinion of the whole experience. They are "waking up" and I think that's why you are having a variety of neural... (9 replies)
... I would guess that the physical therapist, just by watching you walk into the room, will be able to tell why you have the groin pain. I'm happy you are starting PT....this will probably show you some things you can do to help recreate muscle balance, etc.which will help correct the limp. Just remember to be patient. You didn't reach this position overnight (needing... (9 replies)
... Not to stir up a hornet's nest on the board, but we have had conversations in the past pertaining to treadmills in the immediate period post-surgery. Some surgeons allow it, but many do not. Since you are in pain, I would suggest you stop using the treadmill for awhile, and just continue to take several walks per day on a flat surface. Distance is not important at this... (9 replies)
... th your doc, I can't stress that enough. If you are not going to do physical therapy then spend time researching exercises that will give you the best chance of recovery with minimal stress on your back. ... (9 replies)
... Welcome to the board. You nailed your problem -- patience! You are only a month out from surgery. Despite what you may read or hear, it takes awhile for the body to recover. If you had nerve damage prior to surgery, it will take even longer, as nerves heal at a glacial pace. Walking remains your best exercise. I personally wouldn't recommend trying to jog at this... (9 replies)
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Mar 23, 2011
... preciate the replies you gave me. I've spent at least a few days thinking about it and it's getting distracting, since I have a lot of schoolwork. Hope that your recovery goes well, hausofmouse. ... (9 replies)
... Fusion surgery is a very big surgery and you should be in the best of shape to have it. The recovery period can be long and taxing. That being said there are never any guarantees with back surgery. ... (10 replies)
... s1 fusion on March 03... so we could be recovery buddies! ... (4 replies)
... Anna, I am so sorry that someone so young as you are going through this. It sounds like you are in a lot of pain and I am wondering if your MRI showed any nerve impingement? If a nerve is being compressed, it will cause the leg pain you describe. I don't think you are wrong to go the surgery route, however I do think you should get at least one more opinion before doing... (4 replies)
... was amazed no pain. I was sorer going in to hospital than i was going out. You cannot sit for two weeks you have to lie or stand i only done it for one. The full recovery will take up to a year but after three weeks you will notice your self getting better and better. ... (4 replies)
... The point is, your recovery due to your age, size, activity level is going to be all over the charts. ... (7 replies)
... can anyone tell me the approximate recovery time to return to work- standing about 1/2 a day but no lifting. (1 replies)
... spine surgery takes a long time to really recovery from. ... (7 replies)

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