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walking to get rid of pain??

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Exercise and Rehab
I had laminectomy surgery (L5-S1) last May and walked after surgery. However, now, I guess I feel that because my job requires walking (daycare), I don't need to do it other than during my job. I exercise during the kids' nap time, but I'm still in a lot of pain. My exercises are tailored toward avoiding injuring myself again of course; I just haven't included a regimen of walking daily into my program.

What I'm wondering is... if I started up walking every day, is there a chance it could lessen my leg pain? Would it possibly loosen up some of the scarring back there? Supposedly there's no re-herniation, but there is some scar tissue from surgery. When I walk in the store, I can feel it pulling a little (my nerve).



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