Good morning. Looking for a bit of advice and you guys ahve guided me well so far. If any of you recall I had a disc fragment, large, on my sciatic nerve.
I did under go surgery on Dec.4th. Microdiscectomy L5/S1.
Things have gone well. Did a ton of walking. NOw doing some upright riding and have done some very restricted weight training again off and on.
However. My surgeon did a 3 week follow up and I am scheduled ofr a 3 month follow up. His only post Op advice has been what to avoid and when to come back. No PT. NO guidance on recovery work other than walking and riding.
I am starting to get bummed. Here we are about 10 weeks post op and I am still dealing with leg discomfort. Not really pain but just general discomfort and tingling from time to time. I took this last week off again from working out and it does not change anything.(And my working out is very restricted anyway)
What should I be doing? Is this normal? Did any of you do PT post OP and can offer some advice on what I should be doing?
I have found a good PT. Seperate from my surgeon and he will work with me once the surgeon clears me which I expect to eb at the 3 month mark. But what about until then?