After 11 months of the reoccurring sciatica pain, I wasn't able to recover and my leg started getting worse.
I'm am 7 days post operation from an L5-S1 microdiscectomy and I am concerned about overdoing it with walking for 1.5 hrs on day 5. - and I bend- lifted. During that night sciatica buttocks and left hip pain has started. I had tingling of the foot but no pain post surgery. My other concern is that I have been sleeping particularly on my stomach and after day 4, I noticed bulging on the upper side of my incision on the back. No pain. Stopped pain meds on day 2. My leg pains are present when I am in bed. Better when I walk. I walk 20 min 3/day. Could you please advise? Should I be sleeping on my stomach? Surgeon didn't say anything about it. Thank you!!
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