I am 6 weeks post op laminectomy/discectomy (L3-4). I am 56.
Pain in my left leg is only issue. They (Kaiser) have me on Neurontin 900 mg a day. I have stopped taking painkillers, now take 2400 mg Motrin daily.
Here's my problem. They tell me to walk as much as I can, but don't overdo it. I am in very good shape, and can walk for several miles. The pain gets better as it gets more strenuous. I've been told this is the endorphins kicking in. I can't seem to figure out where "overdoing it" happens. The worse pain I get is from sitting too long. I'm thinking I need to get my heartrate up to get more oxygen to the nerve. Is it to early to worry?
Thanks in advance.