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L5-S1 Laminectomy/Discectomy Almost 4 Months

So, I still have a lot of numbness and tingling, like a snowglobe in my butt with some mild pain (I'm not even sure if it's pain, it's like a bad discomfort I guess?). Some days are worse than others, but I'm pretty functional - I still hobble when I walk, but I'm able to sit and get around fine. But today, I noticed when I press near the incision, it hurts. I can't tell if its a muscle or my spine that actually hurts. It feels super tight on the left side of my back, near where my herniation was - so I'm thinking it might be a muscle, but wow, that scares me. Last thing I want is to be back in the hospital. Does anybody recommend massage after a major surgery like this? I know I'm almost 4 months post-op, so I thought I'd feel better than I do... I'm worried my muscles are compensating for holding me up since my back is out of whack, so to speak. Or I'm rehernating or something awful. I just needed to vent because I'm kind of scared of the pain when I touched there, it wasn't sharp and stabby down my leg or anything, which probably would have caused me to leave work and get to the hospital asap. It just... hurt, you know? I probably shouldn't poke at it either, but I was concerned because my snowglobe butt got worse over the last week and I wasn't sure why. Maybe I should walk more? 

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