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When out of the woods?

HaylieCatOwnerHHaylieCatOwner Posts: 117
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I was wondering when those of us who had Microdisectomies are out of the woods for reherniation? When can we bend again or lift things without having to worry about the "pop" of a disk reherniating? Also, did you fellow MicroD's get a brace to wear after your surgeries?




  • And, I was lifting my daughter (3 mos old at the time) and doing house chores and such 3 days later. I did not have new pain until about a year later.

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  • I got from my surgeon was be gentle and don't down anything silly for 3mths. I got repaired 5 days after you. He said after Xmas/New year I should be pretty much right.
    I am now swimming every day & walking along with the PT core exercises. I don't intend to lift anything of substance for a while yet! Better to be cautious than sorry.
    I still get pain down my leg at the end of the day, but I was told that will take time to settle down.
    Your best advice would come from your specialist/Doctor
    Hope you a mending well. :)))
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  • Thanks for the info -- What constitutes as "silly"? I know bending and lifting are to be avoided. How are you doing with that? Is there anything else you are avoiding? What kind of core exercises are you doing? I am still walking 45 minutes to an hour most days, and doing stretches. I get new pains here and there, but I think it's from using muscles I avoided using previously. My numbness in my right foot is better. Not gone completely, but I'm hopeful. :)

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