Hello. THis is my first post. I hope i reach the right target market here!
I had my first Microdiscectomy L5-S1 10 days ago. I had sciatic pain in my right leg to my foot for 9 months before i decided to go through with surgery. I tried core exercises and Chiro treatment (electronic stim & adjustments). I decided to skip epidurals and traction because the leg pain was too severe for me to live with. I could not even sit still for a movie without the burning pain shooting down my leg! I am happy with my decision. Post op (10days) - I am pain free in my leg and sciatica seems to be gone. I have a little pain when i bend my pelvis forward to stretch. I am hoping this is just part of the healing process and will go away.
What am i looking for in this post? I am hoping other people who have recently gone through the same procedure will reply and post their experiences. Please give us some ideas on what to do and what not to do post op. I am aware of the PT and the do's and dont's, but the doctor's and the direction packages will not know everything. We are the patients who live with it everyday!
Please respond. I wish everyone a speedy recovery and a healthy spine!