Hi, I searched the forum, but couldn't find a thread that mentioned this.
I had a microdiscectomy 5 weeks ago, and for the first 12 days was almost totally pain free. Then, after walking a bit farther and stretching a bit, I felt my lower back muscles relax a bit, and then "grab" in a spasm or cramp. Ever sine I've had those very painful grabbing feels again and again. I am still walking, but I've gone from an hour of brisk walking to ten minutes of shuffling; climbing a curb is painful.
Is this at all normal? I'm hoping that the muscles were just so weakened from presurgery pain that they need time to recover.