6 Days post surgery (L5 S1 Microdiscectomy) and as time is moving along, I am having a harder time getting comfortable and sleeping. Laying on my back is the hardest, not just because of the incision, but because it causes the most awful pain in my butt/hip/leg - all the way to my ankle. Laying on my sides usually works (with pillows between my knees), but sometimes I cannot find a position there either.
Anyone have any tips/tricks? Advice? I'm not able to purchase anything new so please help with average things.
36 yr old with one degenerative disc (L5-S1)
3 rounds of Epidurals in 2013
6 PT visits in 2013
Microdiscectomy L5 S1 on 9/5/2013.
Re-herniated in January 2014.
Epidural on 3/3/14.
A/PLIF (L5-S1) 6/3/14