I had my lumbar discectomy for L5-S1 disc On 27th April 2011, 6 days back from uk. After the surgery I was told that surgeon has scooped out all of my disc material, nucleus pulpous, and there are only three walls left, I have searched on net and this is perhaps subtotal discectomy.
Post discectomy, I feel sciatica in my right leg and sometimes in left, also have a constant hamstring pulling like feeling in my right leg. I have been told to walk. How much to walk at this stage? If I walk3-4 miles per day , sciatica becomes worse. Need advice.....
Anyone had same sort of surgery where all disc material had been removed? Do share your experience please.
I am 33, a female and have an active toddler of 17 months to look after and raise.
How long should I walk? Am I walking too much at this stage? When should I start walking and when does scar tissue forms?
Do you think without this jelly material my disc can survive? What can I do to save myself to see my baby grow?