I just cannot get comfortable! Especially when it comes to sleeping. I am almost 2 weeks out L5-S1 TLIF MISS. My legs are so uncomfortable. Is this because the muscles are being used a little differently while my back heals? By the end of the day my hips knees and ankles hurt, my sciatica gets a little worse and my leg muscles are just tired. All I do all day is walk and rest. I try to get up every 1 to 2 hours and walk for 10-20 minutes. I usually wind up taking pain medication for this. I am always moving my legs while sitting in the recliner trying to find a comfortable position. I can't sleep well. I spent a few nights in the recliner, spent a couple in bed and had to move back to the recliner, I was laying on my side in bed and the hip that I was laying on was killing me and my knees hurt real bad. I had a pillow between my knees and another that I was hugging.
When did everyone start PT? My doc said I would get PT only if I needed it, but I think I would like to start a program to stretch out and learn some exercises I could start before I get the ok to go to the gym again.