I had my L4 L5 done about 8 years ago.
The first couple of years after the surgery were relatively painless, however, as time has gone by, there has been recurring shooting pain in the right buttock, and recently the pain is also felt in the right knee.
The pain is extremely severe early in the mornings, and after prolonged periods of being seated.
It is so bad that íts now affected my career -- as I've got a desk job... and I can't seem to concentrate due to the severity of the pain.
In order to mitigate the pain , I do invest a good 8-10 hours per week doing some excersice (i.e yoga, light weights , swimming or the cross trainer).
My question is ---- whether any one can suggest how do they keep their mind of the pain during work-hours, specifically if they have a desk job as I do ...
My next question is ---- now that its been over 8 years since my surgery, is it ok for me to get back into certain sports i.e. skiing or golf?
Largely appreciate any and all advice.