Hi, I'm kinda new I have been lurking around since my injury in March. I had a microdiscectomy L5 S1 on the 1s st july so i'm now 18 weeks post op. I am much worse than before the op. I am in complete agony most days and spend most of the afternoon in bed.I have had a post op mri which shows most of the bulge was removed, so my symptoms are from damaged nerves. My actual question is what are your views on physiotherapy? My physio had been great up until the last few weeks where he keeps pushing me do things in the gym, I can do them ok at the time its usually once I cool down that the pain really flares up. He said to me today that I need to ignore the pain and keep doing more. I'm honestly not sure thats a great idea, i'm happy to push through the pain if it means i'll get better, i'm worried though thats it's going to make me worse.
Would love to hear about your experiences with physio