Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Golf after L5/S1 Microdiscectomy?

pendletonpickerppendletonpicker Posts: 1
edited 04/22/2015 - 1:44 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I had microdiscectomy L5/S1 about 8 weeks ago. I feel great and have been walking around 3 miles a day. When should I start core strength exercises? What are the best. When can I start chipping and putting on the golf course? Full swing?

Going crazy, love my golf.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    Please take the time to read this post and refer to it when you have questions

    I am sure that you will find your time on Spine-Health very rewarding. This site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and growing.
    Here are just some of the highlights that are available as tabs on the main Spine-Health menu bar

    Spine-Health Main Menu Tabs

    Conditions Detailed medical libraries of articles and videos that address almost every spinal condition.
    Treatment List of treatments to the conditions identified by Spine-Health.
    Wellness Section contains articles, tips and videos to help patients after surgery and also to help people avoid surgery.
    Medical Articles
    Pain Forums These are the forums you will be using
    Find A Doctor This provides with a method to search for doctors in various locations.
    Videos Index to all Spine-Health Videos

    As a bonus, Spine-Health provides these patient forums. Here you can meet thousands of people who understand and can relate to your situation. You will soon become part of the Spiney family[/u] who provide comfort and the advantages of a support system. You are now part of this family that is approximately 27,00 international members and growing daily.


    - It is very important to understand the Forum Rules to make sure all of your posts[u] do not violate any of the rules.[/u]

    - All new members must read our FAQ in order to understand the layout of the forums, how to navigate through the forums, helpful terms, how to make effective threads and posts, plus a link index to many of the important medical forums and key medical articles on Spine-Health Forum FAQ

    I am positive any member, new or old will find this Chroinc Pain - Step by Step thread very valuable.

    Here are some links that all new members need to review to create effective threads and more

    Read before you post
    Tips for Newcomers
    Understanding the rules

    All of this will help make your threads better and improve the times and quality of responses you will receive.

    You can also find Spine-Health on these Social Networks

    Facebook www.facebook.com/spinehealth
    Pinterest http://pinterest.com/spinehealth/boards/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/SpineHealth

    If you have any questions or need assistance, you can use the private message facility to[u] contact any one of the Spine-Health Moderators



    Doug Hell

    Also working with us very closely is Allison Walsh from the Spine-Health company


    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • kevheadkkevhead Posts: 42
    edited 04/22/2015 - 1:32 PM
    I was the same way, but take it slow. A micro D is a fairly simple and successful procedure. What you don't want is to re-herniate the disc and end up with a fusion. I know from experience, but it's hard at the same time when your body starts to feel good.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,858
    you could start playing golf again or even warming up towards that can only be answered by your doctor.

    There is no one here medically qualified to give you such an answer. If any member did , not only would they be violating a forum rule they could be given you potential harmful advice.

    Ask you doctor!
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Definitely talk to your doctor. I also had a microdiscectomy two months ago. My physical therapist suggested I get active again (bike riding, tennis) while I'm still in PT so I can report how things felt and what my problems were.
  • I'm scheduled for L5 micro in 2 weeks. Played golf for 30 years. Now 45. I can do most anything now, except lay down and ride in car. Been like this for 3 months. Mowed 8 acres yesterday. I ask myself, how can I mow 8 acres and need surgery?. On the other hand, I can't play golf, lay in a bed our sit in a car. Should I wait????
  • MatthewMMatthew Posts: 3
    edited 01/07/2016 - 12:07 AM

    I had a lumber distectomy 8 days ago and after 4 months of agony I'm now totally pain free and not taking any meds!! I have a golf break on March 25 for a week , is this advisable? I'm walking 2 miles per day 2 days after op and feel like a new man .
    Any comments would be welcomed.


    Please remember that no one at Spine-Health is a formally trained medical professional so not permitted to give medical advice. Everything that is posted here is based on personal experiences and perhaps additional research

    For helpful information please click on link
    Welcome to Spine-Health
    Liz -Spine-health Moderator

  • MatthewMMatthew Posts: 3
    edited 01/07/2016 - 12:19 AM
    Staples removed today and seeing my doctor !

    Feel great :-)

  • Hi Matthew,
    I'm having a MIS Lumbar Micro Decompression next Wed. for grade 1 Spondy and Spinal Stenosis. My doctor says it's not terribly different from the MD you just had.
    I just wanted to write to let you know how helpful it is to hear a positive outcome.
    Good luck today and let us know how it goes at the doctors. :)
  • L5S1 karmaLL5S1 karma Posts: 30
    edited 01/09/2016 - 8:20 PM
    I had my 2 years ago. After the 3 month mark i asked my doct what can i do from now on to prevent a reherniation and he said you can do whatever you want. Do not believe that. Be stuck with the basics now. Loose weight, do core exercises every day. You must sacrifice. I didnt. Now here i am at 1am, laying on the floor of my family room, with ice an my back, with a reherniation, 4 weeks pos op, with nerve damage, still off work, still not recovered, praying God everyday to give me a last chance to be a productive man and provide to my family. My 2 cents to you...
Sign In or Register to comment.