I feel a little silly and self conscious , like I often do when I walk into a crowded room at a cocktail party...
This is my first posting.
I have really found this forum to be so helpful in preparing for my surgery. So thanks to you all.
Short story, I finally decided to have the operation after managing my back conservatively for more than 15 years. I am 41 years old, am very active and fit. What a long road it has been getting to this point.
I'm really in the early stages of recovery from an L5 Discectomy. Day four post op. I had no idea how painful and uncomfortable this would be. Please tell me this gets easier sooner than later. Despite adequate pain meds, I'm just very sore and achy.
My question is:
At what point is it advisable to use heat packs or a hot pad post surgery?