Hi everyone. I am 19 and have been suffering from back pain since 4 years. I didn't pay much attention to my back pain as at that time I used to play tennis and I thought that my back muscles gave me problem. Last year about 11 months ago I started having acute pain in my left leg. I also had a lot of numbness. I did a MRI and found out that I had 3 discs which were ruptured. I tries all conservative methods(epidurals, PT, accupressure etc) but nothing helped. Finally I had a microdiscetomy 4 days ago at L5-s1 and L4-l5. The surgeon said that the third level was nit troubling me. After surgery I have more than 50% pain relief in the left leg but i still have the same amount of numbness. The surgeon said it would heal overtime.
Now I am confused about how the go about the recovery. My surgeon said that the more you are able to walk the better the left leg would be.
I don't know how much I should walk in a day and for how long? I'm also confused about PT. When should I start with it? Any other suggestions and comments are welcome.