Good morning everyone. I am a 32 active duty member of the military. I have been having back problems every since I sustained an injury in the Middle East in 2010. Fast forward to now and I have been diagnosed with DDD and several herniated disks. I am scheduled for a single level discectomy and laminectomy next week.
Although I am aware everyone recovers differently, what can I expect as far as post surgical pain, mobility, etc? Will I ever be able to go back to completely "normal" activities (high impact training/physical fitness, sit-ups)? How long do most people take off work?
I hate going into situations blind, so anyone's experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!