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11 weeks post op microdiscectomy L5-S1 sleep problems/pain

Bender4BBender4 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am 11 weeks post op microdiscectomy left side L5-S1. For the most part I am pain free. I have the occasional numbness and if I do too much some lower back pain.
However, I hurt A LOT when I wake up in the morning. It is hard to actually physically move out of bed. Once I am up and moving and take 800mg of Ibuprofen, I am OK.
I actually wake myself up at night in pain moving side to side. I sleep with a pillow under or in between my legs.
Anyone else like this?


  • Sometimes I am a little sore when I wake up. I don't know if it's because I toss and turn a lot in my sleep, so possibly I'm twisting my spine too much.

    Let your doctor know what's going on. I still take Mobic (anti-inflammatory) every morning but your pain sounds worse than mine.

    Do you have any other joint problems (like arthritis?) that could make your back sore? Definitely talk to a doc. Good luck.
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