Hi everyone, new to this forum.
32 year old male, generally in pretty good health, other than my back.
I am gonna have a MicroD, for a L5/S1 herniation.
Had pain for 3 years, recently completed epidural injections. Minimal improvement for short periods of time after each injection.
My main questions are about recovery.
Is it realistic that I could return to work after 2 weeks ( light duty of course )?
What kind of brace is required after surgery?
It will be very difficult for me to be out of work for more than 3 weeks. I am a shop foreman in a machine shop, I do have many physical duties but I am mostly concerned about resuming my office duties.
Any other comments or advice would be appreciated as well.
L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!