I am currently at 5 1/2 months post Microdiscectomy L5/S1 and doing relatively well (some pain when over doing it).
Due to my part time role as a swimming coach I have the fotune of interacting with physio's on a daily basis and 4 weeks ago I asked about Ab & Back strengthening belts and was told no one knew if they would help.
The belt consists of conductive pads (4 on the abs / 2 longer ones on the back). I thought I would have a go as I am aware based on reading my back well being is subject to my core strength and because since my surgery I have deteriorated in muscle strength and not yet attempted to do excessive situps due to fear of reinjury
In the first two weeks it didn't really make a difference and I DIDN'T have the back conductive pads switched on. Last week I felt stronger in my stomach muscles and generally felt better that POSSIBLY the belt was at some level stopping my muscle deterioration. This week I decided to turn the bad pads on and at present only feel some tightness in my lower back similar to when I initially started with the ab pads. At present I have no new pain.
Im happy in myself carrying on but I am curious if anyone has tried these kinds of equiptment and their results?