I am 19 and had been diagnosed with herniated disc L5 S1. The size was 10mm.
All started from 3 weeks of back pain but then got worse with intolerable left leg pain.
I couldn't sleep or do anything because of it. Pretty much living of pain-killers for 2 weeks.
Had my surgery 2 days ago, thank God, it went well.
I was walking the day after my surgery and already able to get of my bed on my own.
I wanted to ask how I should set my expectations regarding my rehab and getting back to normal life?
I know it depends on a lot of factors but still, good to know and keep a certain number in my head
How soon I will be able to normaly sit and attend my university classes (3 hours a day)
My doc said that it must take anywhere from 1.5-2 month to start normaly sittiing but is it really like that?
Also, I wanted to ask for general tips/exercises to boost up my healing process.
Just general guidlines for better recovery if you know what I mean
My dad says it is a life time commitment and I will be a "slave" of my back till the rest of my life
Hope its not true
Thank you all for reading!