Hi. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate feedback and support on this site as I believe it has aided in my recovery and healing.
I am 3 months post op and I used to have lower back pain and sciatica about 75 percent of the time. I had the symptoms for 5 years and it is improving. I would say I have back pain and sciatica about 20 percent of the time controlled with pain meds, muscle relaxants, ice and heat, and stretching and walking 30-45 minutes 5-6 days a week.
I feel like I have plateaued and have regressed a bit as I have had to travel more for work requiring long plane and car trips and long meetings sitting down - just general fatigue. I have also not been able to sleep at night the last three nights due to pain.
I didn't know if any of my spine-health friends could share any advice, encouragement, or words of wisdom. I do know that when I go on the walks the days that I do it that it tends to feel better. I also use the three p's to get through it - pills, patience, and prayer.
If there is any feedback anyone has to help put things in perspective, it would be appreciated.