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5-1 micro-Please help if you can

joe stanleyjjoe stanley Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am 6 weeks post-op and have had a big improvement, however I still feel pain in my lateral(outside) glute/piraformis, lateral hamstring and the most aggravating in my lateral tibia (by that bone that protrudes out of your ankle on the outside).

I did some light yard work (watering, a bit of bending pulling) and felt cured! the next day. So I decided to weedwack and mow the lawn on my rider (it was bumpy). I never felt any pain while doing this, except a bit of burning in the glute when coming back to an errect position from bending.

I am currently doing nerve glide exercises to help free the nerve and lots of walking. I ice everyday and take ibu and a half norco 2x's per day for pain.

Is your experience that doing exercises that is suppose to reproduce pain, but then go away shortly after, helps with recovery or would I be better off just doing my walking and no stretching?

I pray for all of us that suffer from these pains...emotional and physical.

Thank you, Joe


  • hi there...sounds like you are doing quite well for 6-weeks post op. Remember, even though you feel good, you still want to take it easy up until 3-month mark.

    I'm 12 weeks post op of a revision on L5-S1 so this time I was even more cautious.

    Did you start PT? I'm asking b/c it sounds like you are quite fit and walking a lot. Physical Therapy has helped me rebuild Core muscles (I was very fit but since the 1st surgery didn't work, I hadn't really been working my core muscles for 5 months). They are working on stretching but also on building core abdominal and back flexor muscles and I can feel a difference when i'm increasing activity around the house (laundry, dishes, walking dog around the yard, etc).

    Walking is great!
    Stretching from my understanding at 6 weeks is good as long as it's monitored which is why I suggest PT to make sure you get the basics down.

    Icing is also good. I try to ice 1X/day and take about 2 ibuprofins & 500MG Tylenol at night before bed and seem to be good. If I'm working, I may take 2 more ibuprofins at work during the day.

    My biggest issue is my leg numbness and related pain if I sit or stand still too long.

    thanks for the prayers.

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