Hello, I am 33 and have 2 herniated discs that I have had for over 4 months (Christmas 2014) I am having a double discectomy on April 30th (2015) for the L4. L5 and L5, S1 herniations. My question is this, I work for a moving company and my job consists of heavy lifting and driving every day. Often lifting 100 lbs + several times a day and frequently lifting 50-100 lbs along with bending, twisting, pushing and pulling.
Would I be right in assuming that my days in the heavy lifting / manual labor days are done or will I be able to return to my job and go back to what I was doing as if nothing ever happened after a few weeks or months of recovery. This is my first back surgery so I have no idea what to expect.
Thank you for any advice or information.