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Muscle Stiffness after healing from L5S1

hey there,i ve had L5s1 herniation, and Drs asked me to rest for three weeks,and do aqua therapy including backstrokes swimming daily for 1 hour...
my sciatica is doing better...i can walk.(Drs asked me not to sit for 3 weeks ) and muscles pain is getting to 2 ,or sometimes 1.
but, i noticed that my buttock and al my leg muscles are stiffing,and turning solid more than i ever felt them before.
can anyone help about tht.
note that i ve been resting for 3 weeks,and having 3 weeks to go, but still im doing aqua exercises and swimming everyday.
Thank you,


  • It might be partly from the use of your muscles during swimming that are contributing to the increased muscle tone......however, it also might be worthwhile discussing the symptoms with your surgeon and he may give you a muscle relaxer to see if it helps ease some of it.
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