I had my l5s1 microdiscectomy and I think it went great. I am about 4 days post op. I cant believe how much relief i already got from leg and butt pain. The tingling in my toes already vanished and a lot of my groin numbness went away.
I didn't realize that i had low level irritation in my butt constantly and it was nice to see that go away, it just feels soo comfortable without it.
The doctor didn't tell me too much about what to do post op other than nothing strenuous or bending for about a month and we would go from there. He told me to walk as tolerated.
Does anyone have any good advice on what to do during the rehab period. Ive been trying to spread my time between laying in bed and doing some walking. Should I be doing anything else?
Also, I got a ton of vicoden, i dont want to get hooked on this stuff, i was taking a couple every 4 hours as directed but i already feel like its time to start tapering off. Will I have any issues with addiction/dependance for taking it a couple weeks?