I had a lumbar epidural injection a few days ago and am a bit torn over how to move forward. My doctor told me I could resume "normal" activity (which hasn't been much for me since I'm still recovering from surgery), but I feel like I should rest and let the steroids reduce the inflammation before being more active. But on the other hand, my back has been feeling much better, it makes me want to take advantage of the relief I'm feeling and do something other than lay in bed all day, especially since I know the positive effects of the shot could wear off quickly.
Any thoughts? I'm not thinking about bending and lifting and working out or anything, just normal activity like tidying up around the house, going shopping, etc.
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