I had an l5/s1 micro on Aug 8th. Everything was going along perfectly until this past Wednesday. I had followed orders pretty much to the book, but on Tuesday I felt some aches in my lower back. By that night i couldn't move at all. The next day the spasms started. I counted around 200 in the next 18 hours. For anyone who had deep lower back spasms you know that these can be violent and incredibly painful.
My doc prescribed prednisone and a muscle relaxant, which effectively stopped the spasms. However, my back has been put through hell and back at this point. I am so weak I can barely walk. It seems that the advised recovery for spasms is stretching, exercise, and heat. None of these are possible as I am only 3.5 weeks post surgery.
Has anyone else had this issue...if so, how did you manage the recovery? The best news is that I don't have any leg pain anymore...which means that the discectomy worked!