I am post L5/S1 fusion for 4 months now. More active of recent. Did some behind the stage work and walk up and down the stairs few times a day. I have no problem with going up and down the stairs actually.
So, I have started Occupational therapy for a month as well as physio. Did a hydro yesterday. Will have the last OT next week.
Before all the exercises, I feel that I can do a bit better now in terms of walking and sitting. I was able to walk for 30 minutes and sit for 30-35 mins. Good sign that things are improving. Then I started the physio and OT, I feel that I am going backwards in terms of sitting rather than improving. But I am able to walk for a mile every morning which is really good as I was unable to do so before the surgery.
Sitting is always a problem for me. I need to get back to work but my work requires a lot of sitting around.
Just wondering if anyone has experience with getting more painful after PT and OT? I was thinking to give it a rest to OT and PT for a while. Thanks