Hi I'm new here, although I have been reading the posts for 6 months or more and have found them VERY helpful!
I'm six month post op after a decompressed disectomy in Feb 08. I had a hernitated disk (L4 I think) and some stenosis too.
I have been doing quite well and I'm back at work full time and doing some swimming and pilates. I can't say I'm at full strength but the improvement is vast!
My problem is sitting - at home on my sofa and in the car. I don't think the seating position is correct and I experience what can only be described as a grinding pain in my back. It feels like the bones are rubbing together if that makes sense. It is relieved by getting up and walking about.
Does anyone else experience anything simialr? Any ideas what this is or what I can do about it? (I have a new sofa on order but it won't arrive for 12 weeks yet!). My doctor has not been very helpful #o
Any help you can give me will be appreciated.