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2 weeks post microdiscectomy - feel good, playing basketball



  • Paul unfortunately my last comment didn’t post. I would stay away from competitive ball. I played my whole life even some in college and up into my late 30s. I was a guard and played going to the hole or knocking down pull up jumpers. Unfortunately my injury in 2012 as a police officer has given me episodes ever since that finally drew the last straw and I had a micro-D 1/21/19. I feel great! Sciatic pain is totally gone and range of motion is finally back. Even my legs feel more energized. As much as I miss this game while watching college tourney the thought of playing in fear keeps me away from the hardwood. You gotta remember playing in fear or thinking too much causes you to play guarded against injury which keeps you from playing fluidly and loose. It can actually cause more harm than good. To top it off those discs are shock absorbers and those discs getting pounded is not worth it anymore. The last thing you wanna do is re herniate or even worse need a fusion. I cannot steer you away but you are seeing your body speaking to you..change your game... if not just walk away. 

    All the best brother

  • It brings me too much joy to play so I have to give it one more shot.  I understand that it might result in future pain, but if I can play a few more years, insanely it will be worth it to me.  

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  • I played an hour of pick up ball last Wednesday and again last night.  No pain, sciatica, or symptoms of any kind.  I'm very thankful for that and optimistic that if I keep easing my way back to playing, I should be OK long term.  

  • Very glad to hear!

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