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Back pain 3 months after l5s1 microdiscectomy

pat55ppat55 Posts: 1
edited 07/30/2013 - 2:16 PM in Recovering from Surgery
i had a l5s1 microdiscectomy(right side) for hernated disk in may 2013. Been doing pt for almost 2 months. I have pain when standing straight up. for like 15 mins im hunched over before i can stand straight up. leg pain is a lot less than before surgery. pain standing started up 3 weeks ago. my hamstrings are very tight after surgery . when bending over i still a over a 1.5 to 2 ft away from touching my toes. laying down lifting my right leg with the knee straight to stretch the hamstring is only at 45 degrees(starting at 35degrees). my left leg stretching is at 70degress stretching it(started at 45). the leg pain is alot better since surgery. But the pain in my back at the disk is becoming more n more painful in the last 3 week. im just concerned because its been 3 month and im still not aloud to lift anything or do much and theres more pain, now i cant sit for longer than an hour because of the standing up pain. the surgeon said i would be back to work in 3 month so im really concernd that its already 3 months and i am not aloud lift anything yet. i work on car for a living. i have be doing stretches daily and pt 2 times a week. have not done any lifting, bending or any exercises not in pt. i feel weak in back still.
is this normal for this surgery?


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    It takes lots of time after any back surgery for your body to acclimate to the new normal of your spine.. If you have concerns , you should schedule a follow up with your surgeon to discuss your concerns and talk to him about putting you into physical therapy to help you regain some of the flexion and extension without further damaging your disc.
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