I have just past the 6 week anniversary of my surgery (Posterior L4-S1 fusion) and am trying to increase the length of time I spend sitting.
I find that regular sitting seems to cause pains. I am being troubled by sciatica which I rarely had before the op and also pains on both sides of my back where my stomach and back meet (hard to describe!).
Are general aches and pains normal as part of the recovery process? I used to suffer with muscle spasms and sever back pain before the op.
I think I have had quite a trouble free recovery so far, I start Physio tomorrow.
Also just worked out how far I have walked from my diary and in the last 5 weeks I have averaged 21 miles per week, not bad considering I couldn't walk without a stick or rollator prior to the op.