Hi there folks on the road to recovery from varying back surgery cases
First off, I'd like to say thank you to one and all for sharing their experiences and journey to recovery with fabulous and extremely helpful advice here. For a new member going through this, it is very refreshing and motivating to hear from all of you
I'm a 27 year old who has just had an L5-S1 disc decompression done and like many here have been absolutely worried sick of post recovery care. Touch wood, things are progressing quite well for me so far(2 weeks and counting) with numbness in the feet still slightly lingering around, however, free of the horrible sciatica and back pain at the moment. There are minor pokes in the right feet at times but they are not extremely bothersome anymore.
So having said that and like an excited puppy again wanting to get back into normal activities, I wanted to request if anyone can post their insights on the benefits of Yoga and/or swimming to help with strengthening the back and maintaining flexibility for the future.
At the moment, the only activity I'm comfortably and religiously following, based on doctor's advice and staff recommendation, is walking as many kms as possible. It has been very rewarding. Lost a bit of weight too
Apart from that though, I have a very rigid body type so a little frightened at the chance of injuring myself even more if I choose to pursue Yoga and swimming as activities to help even more with the recovery. The doctor has told me to live my life fully but of course, with not too much of cardio, weights or bending actions. Yoga and swimming has been given the Green signal by the doc.
Your advice on your Yoga and/or swimming experience, post surgery, will be very much welcomed and greatly appreciated
To all in good health!