Hello, i am new to this site and this is my first posting. After reading alot of great info, i decided to join.
I am 5 years after lumbar surgery of l4/l5. Both were herniated, one worse than the other. They reomoved the herniation that spilled out. And have been somewhat pain free since. With occasional pain after "over doing it" out in the yard.
Lately, i have been wakeing up with severe back pain, with minor sciatica down the left leg. Once i stretch and take a hot shower i feel alot better. With the exception of long sitting periods.
I am wondering if this could be the result of my bed. It is 10yrs old and lacks support. Could a poor bed really cause this kind of pain or do i need to get to my doctor? Thanks for any responses and glad to part of a community that underestands what this pain and suffering is like.