I had an Epidural Lumbar Spinal Injection L5 S1 yesterday! I really researched and got a great Doc, he specializes in Pain Management. I have had leg pain from Sciatica for 6 weeks.
I feel good today, but my PT said I'd be best to not walk (I love to hike) more than 10 minutes at a time for the first week.
My doctor said I could return to work (I teach in tutoring center and can get up and walk whenever I wish between bouts of sitting ) but I've arranged not to work till 4 days from when I had the shot
My question is how long -for optimal recuperation and to let the medicine work should I wait to:
1.walk a mile or two or five?
2. Go out to dinner with friends - would involve sitting for over an hour?
Just am so relieved to finally be out of leg pain from sciatica. Don't want to mess up my benefit from Epidural! I guess everyone heals differently and I need to listen carefully to my body- but my nurses and doctor at the surgery center only told me to "lay low" for a couple days. I'm glad I asked my PT who advises laying low longer ....
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