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Im now two + weeks out of a l5 / s1 surgery along with basically everything else done from L2 to L5, this isn’t my rodeo having had microdiscectomies years earlier. I’ve been walking and driving since a week post op, I haven’t experienced any issues except for stiffness and sore muscles at the end of the day when sitting, I still can’t sleep in a bed cause I have to sleep on my side and that tends to aggravate my muscles and lying flat doesn’t work either. I keep hearing about over doing it from other people including a pain management dr I had before the surgery. When I left the hospital the dr from the surgery center said you back isn’t going anywhere ( that I’d basically have to get hit by a car for me to mess it up). I don’t BLT at all but I’m active. I know non fusion is a big dangerous thing but I also Know that scar tissue is just as bad if not worse and I want to avoid it at all costs. How do I find that balance?
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