Can't sleep need advice.
Two years ago January I had to go in for spine surgery ruptured disc L4 L5 microdiscectomy
I recovered well , stiff back a little achey now and then but then I felt so good I went back to training to run marathons
I was fine until I overtrained on an alter g treadmill ( wanted to get faster ) anyhow about 8 months ago I started to get sciatica just so slight then went through an unexpected break up and had to pack and move years of things within 2 weeks requiring lifting pushing and three flights of stairs my back was killing me by the end of it all and I spent the next 7 months ( along with a broken heart ) dying of pain, tingling in left foot severe pain in left butt /glute I had two cortisone injections in spine with no relief and then one in piriformis muscle which got worse before it actually worked. I am now pain free but now have stiff back from packing to move again ( yes taking it easier ) anyhow I am scheduled for my 2nd spine surgery ...herniation is 10mm I am wondering now that the pain is gone if I tried physical therapy again ( ART) active release therapy ... Is it possible this will heal on its own maybe shrink /reabsorb enough so that maybe once cortisone injection wears off the pain won't come back ... And I still will be that much farther away from a spine fusion. ( doc says if after this surgery I rupture again it will require a fusion ) I'm so stressed about this with just 4 days away from the knife.