hello, im new here and have a couple of questions. i had L4-L5 fusion with rods and screws on 1/26/2011 my ortho-surgeon has been telling me to rest rest rest for the first 6 weeks then i start PT. At no time has he told me to walk. my first question is shouldnt i be walking? from everything ive read here everyone says walk a short distance every day.When i told the PT that i had walked a day over the weekend she told me that was a bad idea. im very confused about all this.
So i started PT and got a TENS unit which the PT wants me to wear to PT.She has me doing exercises and then asks how i feel. so today im wearing the TENS and she is showing me an exercise to do while im sitting and i pulled something in my groin. Why would they have me wearing the TENS wouldnt that be masking how i feel while doing the exercise? dont i want to feel whats going on while im in PT?
any ideas are welcome