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Hi All, first time to this forum so thank you in advance for any help.
I am 3 weeks out from an L5S1 Disectomy. I have been doing as the doctored ordered regarding recovery, in bed with 15 mins walks and instructed stretched every 2 hours.
My question is regarding expected pain/symptoms post surgery and would like the view of others who have experienced the same surgery.
The pain pre op was presenting down right leg and immediately post op all that pain was gone. I am now having regular pain/strange sensations down this leg (hot cold tingling feeling down to toes).
Just want to know if this is a normal part of the recovery process? I am so worried about re herniated my disc.
Also, in your experiences, how mobile should I/can I be at this point? I am making all efforts to not bend my back and squatting with back straight if I need to ‘bend down’ (pick something from floor etc).
Sorry if this seems a bit OTT asking these questions, just want to make sure that what I am experiencing is normal.
As a side note, my pain starting presenting 18 months pre op.
Thank you all in advance.