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Hi all, introducing myself

Hello everyone,

My name is Jon, I'm 10 months post surgery, micro-d at L5-S1, laminectomy L4-L5. My recovery has been somewhat limited, so I'm on here to try to connect with others who may have some perspective or experience with what I'm going through. My current big problem is that my lower back, on the left side is extremely weak, causing me to have spine stability and alignment issues. It has become more of a problem very recently as I've tried to introduce more stability exercises into my routine, which up until now consists of a lot of stretching and swimming. For now, I'm going to drop the stability exercises as I feel they are doing more harm than good.

My current thinking is that I have ligament laxity with the sacroiliac joint. It's not causing me pain so much as just a lot of discomfort, and seems to also cause me alignment issues while walking. I am having some intermittent trouble with my hip and knee and a slight bit of leg numbness as well. It's extremely frustrating to be this immobilized (though being able to get around and function to some degree is a big improvement). I'm actively researching prolotherapy to try to strengthen what I believe are very weak ligaments. I really hope I am ultimately able to recover some strength and balance.

This has been a very frustrating process for me, but I try to stay positive and am willing to pursue different avenues to try to find some way to improve my quality of life.

Thanks for reading my post, any feedback is greatly appreciated.


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