I am having a L5/S1 microdiscectomy on 8/8. I am 31 y/o and in very good health and shape. I actually believe that bodybuilding + 2 young children resulted in my herniation. Unfortunately, PT, exercise, NSAIDS, etc. over 10 months has not helped the issue.
My O.S. has told me to prepare to be out of the office for 3 weeks. However, I am not in a physically demanding job and it seems like my activities would the the same at the office as they would be at home (alternating sitting, standing, walking). Unfortunately, my job responsibilities will make it very difficult for me to stay away this long.
I'd appreciate any advice. I'm not going to push myself more than necessary, however I need to prepare for a realistic time away from work.