So i know only my dr and/or a PT can tell me how and when to start doing things like bending over... but i was just curious other peoples experiences with it.
Right now I am 11.5 weeks post microdisc...still having some nerve pain (not as bad as before surgery) and am waitign on a followup MRI before i can start PT.
Anyways, at my 8 weeks appt my dr said "does it hurtwhen you bend" as if im suppose to be bending? i said "no you told me not to...." lol
He did mention that eventually i should be able to bend like normal and get back to most things, but of course change how i lift things etc. which i am most def using my legs for!
anyways, my question is how did you start bending after yourback surgeries? i mean did you just go for it and see if it hurt? or slowly?
im not gona do it till i see my dr again or a PT but im just wondering.
i know at my MRI appt he wants me to do xrays and bending xrays...needless to say im very scared to do so!
i havent bent over in 16 weeks (4 weeks before surgery)...and im just so scared to even try but i dont want to spend my whole life a stiff board....advice?