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Back to work

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I went back to work yesterday, 4 weeks after a lami/discectomy on l5-s1. Recently I've been feeling great, walking 1.5-2.5 miles a day and a little extra exercise (WII Active). I didn't realize how coming back to my desk job would be so different. It completely wore me out halfway through the day and I've had more pain since yesterday than I have had since the surgery. Muscles hurt, can't get comfortable, just feeling bad. Has anyone else gone through this? My husband says part of it is that even though I had been doing all the walking and all, I've always been able to rest during the day and nap if needed. I feel like I've taken 10 steps back in the recovery and it sucks.


  • good to meet you. i assume your work necessitates sitting. when sitting there is more pressure on the spine than when standing. that may be causing your discomfort. i would recommend you change to a standing position now and then.
    best of luck
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