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Papa57PPapa57 Posts: 28
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Ok all u spinal surg vets I'm 29 post op l5/s1 microdisc I'll start re hab soon and want to know what go expect please share your stories with me! I'm walking 2.5 mi day still have some pain and foot numbness I'm a little nervous about pt so help me out!


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,875
    but my biggest advice to you would be:

    - Follow all Restrictions and Limitations your surgeon gave you.
    - Be consistent with any approved exercises you have been given in rehab.
    - Take your medications as prescribed.
    - Contact your doctor IF you feel that there is some very wrong with your current situation.
    - Keep Positive, Never Give up

    DO NOT
    - Do physically activities that are not approved or too much
    - Abuse any of your medications
    - Be alarmed if some days you feel better than others
    - Give up

    Each spinal surgery is somewhat different and each person reacts to surgeries differently. So many people have asked what is the time frame before I can go back to work? When can I do this or that?
    There are so general guidelines, but the best advice I can give is to ask those type of questions to your doctor.

    Good luck, work hard and things will get better as time goes by. Dont rush things. The healing process takes time.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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